Waverly High School students and faculty wore orange on Wednesday in honor of National Unity Day. Students said they hope to not only promote anti-bullying, but to also spread a message of family and support.
"Speaking for the silent and standing for the broken" is the message students hoped to achieve by wearing orange in solidarity with students across the country bullied across the country.
Students at Waverly said bullying isn't as uncommon as some may think.
"There have definitely been times that I've been bullied," said Senior Emily Hoss.
In an effort to eliminate bullying and promote unity, Waverly has even changed the school's lunch hour. It's now set in a family-style setting.
"One of the rules that we have here at lunch is that nobody sits by themselves," said Assistant Principal, Brian Daniell. "We try and get our students who are comfortable and have a lot of friends to take other students who maybe don't under their wing."
Students said wearing orange is a reminder to everyone that those being bullied are not alone.