Black Lives Matter flag raised at Burlington High School

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Burlington High School (BHS) has become the second high school in the country to fly the Black Lives Matter flag. More than 700 students and staff participated in a brief and optional ceremony held during noninstructional time on Monday afternoon. Flown below the American Flag and Vermont’s State Flag on the school’s only flagpole, the Black Lives Matter flag is flown in honor of black history month and will remain up throughout the year. “I am incredibly proud of our students for leading this effort,” said Burlington School District Superintendent Yaw Obeng. “For these students, flying the Black Lives Matter flag is not about sending a message of anti-police or anti-authority, it’s a message of anti-bias. It’s a call for change across our nation and in our community. The young men and women in the high school’s Social Justice Union deserve a lot of credit for engaging their peers in the process, working hard and navigating the school system diligently and respectfully, in a manner better than we sometimes see from adults.” “With the overwhelming support to fly the Black Lives Matter flag, we feel that this is an important step in creating a welcoming environment for students of color and is a crucial advancement in the district-level conversation about race,” said the student representatives from the SJU.The ceremony began in the school’s auditorium where several students from the high school addressed their peers, state legislators, students and staff from Montpelier and South Burlington High Schools, and local elected representatives including Mayor Miro Weinberger, members of city council, and the school board. Following the comments, Superintendent Obeng expressed his gratitude to the kids in the school who participated in the event. Following the remarks from students and staff, the attendees flowed from the auditorium to the flagpole, where the Black Lives Matter was flown among cheers, hugs, and the chant stating “Black Lives Matter.” Source: 2.19.2018 Burlington School District (BSD), Burlington, Vermont.last_img read more

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“Let’s see if he’ll succeed” – Coach shares opinion on player’s…

first_imgBesides having the Portuguese and the English media both reporting the transfer to Tottenham Hotspur, Benfica manager Bruno Lage revealed the midfielder hasn’t trained with the Eagles today.Now as the Lisbon press analyses the transfer, Radio Renascença have invited former Benfica player and coach Álvaro Magalhães to give his opinion on the move.“I think it’s good for him. He has the possibility of going to a big club,” Álvaro Magalhães told Rádio Renascença. “Bruno Lage has given Gedson several opportunities to play and we can say that he has shown all his quality. Now, being less used, it’s obvious that he wants to play.“Tottenham are a club with great players and if you go there, you will have to fight for a place, but there’s no doubt that he’s a young man who has quality and I hope he’ll be happy if he leaves Benfica, and look for space in a football with another mindset. Let’s see if he’ll succeed.”Embed from Getty ImagesGedson Fernandes is expected to join Tottenham Hotspur on a loan deal until the summer of 2021, with Spurs having an option to buy him.The midfielder has only two league starts for Benfica this season, and that’s why the transfer to a big Premier League side has come as a surprise for many of the Lisbon club’s fans.For the Eagles, it makes a lot of sense to loan him out now, since he wasn’t getting enough minutes with their side, and could either return with more experience or leave a big chunk of money in the back account.Now it’s up to him to show Tottenham he’s worth it.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo There’s not a lot doubt regarding Gedson Fernandes’ future any more.last_img read more

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