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Irvington Middle School Students Celebrate Diversity

Irvington Middle School students celebrating Diversity and Acceptance Day.
Irvington Middle School students celebrating Diversity and Acceptance Day. Photo Credit: Contributed
Irvington Middle School students celebrating Diversity and Acceptance Day.
Irvington Middle School students celebrating Diversity and Acceptance Day. Photo Credit: Contributed

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Irvington Middle School students are spreading the message that no matter how different each person might be, they should all be accepting of each other.

To bring that awareness to the school, the Diversity Alliance Club, which was created this school year, sponsored its inaugural Irvington Middle School Diversity and Acceptance Day on Dec. 10.

“The goal of this project was to help foster an environment where students feel safe and comfortable within our school,” said Liam Oley, a seventh-grader who is the founder and leader of the club.

The students were encouraged to show their support by buying a tie-dyed T- shirt and wearing it to school on Diversity and Acceptance Day.

They were also invited to the lobby during their lunch periods to buy raffle tickets and stickers, and signed a banner to pledge their part in promoting acceptance of diversity.

“The goal of the club is to have students participate and engage in activities centered on the theme of diversity and acceptance,” said middle school guidance counselor Griffin Murray, who advises the club along with Liza Leite. “Through these activities we are hopeful that students will acquire a deeper understanding of what diversity and acceptance really is.”

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