We tucked Gabby in right in front of the main office at South Hadley High School Monday night and awoke — at 6:30a — to students and teachers arriving for school Tuesday morning.
We spoke to a packed auditorium. A live feed of the talk was also piped throughout the rest of the school by closed circuit TV. The talk was also covered by local media. (You can see one of their stories here.)
Following the talk students raised questions about school dress codes, rising fees and the school beverage policy. As Mary Beth tells kids with issues/complaints, “You can either do something. Or do nothing.” Student petitions, speaking out at a school board meeting and submitting something to the school’s student media were all raised by students as possible avenues for voicing opinions.