Stand Up, Speak Out, Take a Stand!

Poster winners gather to send a message: Bullying in any shape or form will not be tolerated, so take action and speak out.
Poster winners gather to send a message: Bullying in any shape or form will not be tolerated, so take action and speak out.

Walt Whitman’s General Student Organization (GSO) sponsors compassion themes monthly throughout the school year.  The GSO officers decided that February's theme would be anti-bullying, and they ran a poster contest - 1st prize was a $25 gift card to Dunkin Donuts; 2nd prize, $15 to Dunkin Donuts; 3rd prize, $10 to Dunkin Donuts; and Honorable Mentions received a $5 gift card to Dunkin Donuts.  We hear from GSO Advisor Ms. Elizabeth Leogrande that there were many great submissions and judging was difficult.

For Cyber Bullying:

1st place:  Jade Darrow

2nd place:  Diana Ortega

3rd place:  Skyler Zenie

Honorable Mentions: Melanie Olinsky and Carlos Villatoro


For Anti Bullying:

1st place:  Victoria Vasta

2nd place: Kayla Soulias and Grace Noonan

3rd place:  Olivia Poplawski and Ashley Seebach

Honorable Mentions: Liora Hyman, Megan Bushey, Gabrielle Vital, Faiza Tariq, Deja Tejada, Lauren King, Christina Bogdani, Madalyn Tallo, Serena Halajian, Emma Dunn, and Alexis Darrow.