SMR Students Walk-Up to End School Violence

On Wednesday, March 14, the St. Mary's Ryken community expressed our support to stop school violence through a "Walked Up" movement. Students "walked-up" to classmates and teachers to spread random acts of kindness.


SMR senior and student government association president, Julia Vogel spearheaded the event for the school community.


"Walking up supports the mission and values of the SMR community because it allowed students to show our values within our daily routines," said Julia. "As SMR students, we are always encouraged to do the right thing and emulate the mission of our school. March 14 was another reminder as students to do the right thing, and show our community what it's like to be a SMR Knight!"


Students were given stickers to share with others as acts of kindness were completed. The campus was buzzing with smiling faces and prayers for a safer future for all schools.


"Witnessing student activism through the random acts of kindness exemplifies how mission center our students are and the great benefits of our faith-based education," said Dr. Rick Wood, SMR principal.


In addition, in place of the daily morning prayer, the community observed 17 seconds of silence and the daily mass was dedicated to victims of school violence. At St. Mary's Ryken, "it's always a Great Day to be a KNIGHT!"



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