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They Wear Orange Because …

Final exams loomed. But Staples High School’s Students Demand Action club was all-in to participate in this past weekend’s national Wear Orange event, to raise awareness of gun violence, and promote a future free from it.

Club members put up many signs, including a big banner in front of the school. They chalked the sidewalks and staffed an information table during lunch, where they handed out information, signed up teachers and students for the Connecticut Against Gun Violence email list, and gave away orange pens, bracelets, pins, stickers and shirts.

They also created a poster wall, where anyone could write about “Why I Wear Orange.”

(Photo/Kayla Sirlin)

Final exams began today. But members of the Students Demand Action club have already earned an A+ in civic engagement.

(Hat tip: Elana Atlas)