Overcast
18°FOvercastFull Forecast
Shaw Media Auctions

Sterling students rally against bullying

Published: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST
Caption
(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Ken Zuithoff, Sterling Police chaplain and Bethel Reformed Church pastor, reads and takes questions from Denise Harts' fourth-grade class Wednesday afternoon at Washington Elementary School in Sterling. Community leaders read to students as part of the school's observance of Unity Day, a national event to promote awareness of bullying prevention. Many students wore orange as a declaration that they would unite to fight bullying.
Caption
(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Jerry Binder, Sterling School District director of human resources, reads to and takes questions from Jeff Brown's fifth-grade class Wednesday afternoon at Washington Elementary School in Sterling. Binder was among the community leaders who read to students as part of Washington's observance of Unity Day, a national event to promote awareness of bullying prevention.
Caption
(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Washington Elementary School students picket against bullying Wednesday afternoon during the Sterling school's Unity Day observance. Students wore orange, made signs, and walked around Kilgore Park in Sterling as a show of solidarity against bullying.
Caption
(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Washington Elementary School students picket against bullying Wednesday afternoon during the Sterling school's Unity Day observance. Students wore orange, made signs, and walked around Kilgore Park in Sterling as a show of solidarity against bullying.
Caption
(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Washington Elementary School students picket against bullying Wednesday afternoon during the Sterling school's Unity Day observance. Students wore orange, made signs, and walked around Kilgore Park in Sterling as a show of solidarity against bullying.
Caption
(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Washington Elementary School students picket against bullying Wednesday afternoon during the Sterling school's Unity Day observance. Students wore orange, made signs, and walked around Kilgore Park in Sterling as a show of solidarity against bullying.

Ken Zuithoff, Sterling Police chaplain and Bethel Reformed Church pastor, reads and takes questions from Denise Harts' fourth-grade class Wednesday afternoon at Washington Elementary School in Sterling. Community leaders read to students as part of the school's observance of Unity Day, a national event to promote awareness of bullying prevention. Many students wore orange as a declaration that they would unite to fight bullying.

National video



Reader Poll

Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
Not sure
No opinion