Students StandOut

West Forest High School students (Submitted photo)
East Forest High school students (Submitted photo)

East Forest High school students (Submitted photo)

From staff reports

The Forest Area School District Student Councils organized and invited the high school student body to participate in StandOut, a movement designed to make a statement to the Commonwealth, regarding the nine-month budget impasse, and how it has adversely impacted many students in our state.

On May 6, the students hosted a “white-out”; the color white representing unity, outside of traditional school colors. Additionally, all high school students that elected to participate stood outside of their school for 9 minutes, which is how many months it took for a state budget to be passed. The goal was not to disrupt class, but to send a collective message of unity and support for one another. Many schools in Northwestern Pennsylvania elected to participate in the StandOut movement.