District students are being urged to wear purple Dec. 19 in order to promote and support kindness and tolerance.
"We hope supporters of tolerance and bullying prevention advocates will wear purple on Thursday [Dec. 19]," Suzanne Hirsch, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Hudson High School, said. "And in order to continue our quest to instill a more tolerant, caring attitude at our school, the Mosaic club [the bully prevention club] at Hudson High School is sponsoring a kindness essay writing contest."
Hirsch is club advisor and sponsored a "School Kindness" essay contest. Winners were named Dec. 16, with high school senior Bo Lori, placing first and winning a Nook. Tim Reiman, also a senior, finished second and won a $25 gift card.
As part of the day of tolerance, members of the Mosaic Club will speak at both the high school and middle school.
At the high school, Justin Bachman, a 16-year-old student at Solon High School will speak during an all-school assembly. Justin, who was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, was disqualified from a cross country track meet, due to his illness.
To learn more about Justin's story visit www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_