A program called Rachel’s Challenge came to Waterloo Middle School this year. It began in October and concluded with a Day Without Hate last Friday.
The first Day Without Hate was planned by the middle school’s Respect Team. The goal was to encourage student leadership in promoting respect, non-violence and unity.
“The activities, goals and conversations were student organized,” said teacher and advisor Molly Lahr.
The day began with a peace rally. A variety of students spoke, read poetry, danced and sang about the importance of opening up, being vulnerable, being kind to themselves, and being kind to those around them.
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