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ASHS Students Participate In National Walkout
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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More than two hundred Americus-Sumter High students braved the cold last Wednesday to participate in a national "Stop The Violence" walkout. Students left their classrooms at exactly ten o'clock and walked en mass to the front lawn of the school where they gathered, prayed, and communed under the flag pole. The entire event lasted seventeen minutes, allotting one minute for each victim of the recent high school massacre in Parkland, Florida. ASHS students waited patiently for each minute to pass while they contemplated ways to stop future violence. The ASHS walkout was organized by ASHS junior Kyndal Worth.  
The event concluded with a prayer led by ASHS sophomore Kiara Cromer. "When we got out there I just felt moved to pray, so I grabbed a few students by the hand and we opened our hearts in prayer. It grew from there, and soon the whole group was praying. We prayed for the families, for their healing, but I also prayed for the safety of my friends. That's mainly what it was about for me, the fact that I don't want to see any more of my friends put in the ground." 
Principal Kimothy Hadley observed the students from a few yards away. He spoke highly of the group. "This was a well-organized event and shows our students are​ committed to taking a stand to stop violence. I'm proud of them for acting in support of a fellow high school."
At 10:17 a.m. all students returned to class to resume their regular classroom activities.
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