Source: Blue Nation Review
Author: Kayode Kendall
Bullying in schools has become a major issue in this country in the last few years, and hearing stories of young teens so pressured by bullying that they resort to suicide is especially troubling. So it’s great when we see stories of teens who not only won’t stand for bullying, but will make sure whatever schemes the bullies may hatch to humiliate their peers don’t come succeed.
When a few high school students in Grand Prairie, Texas planned on pranking classmate Lillian Skinner by telling her that she had been nominated for homecoming court when she really hadn’t, Lillian’s friends, homecoming nominees Anahi Alvarez and Naomi Martinez, decided to fight back. Both girls agreed, and cleared their idea with the school principal, that if either girl won, they would renounce their title to Lillian. When Anahi Alvarez won the title of homecoming queen, Lillian, who was taking pictures for the school yearbook, was presented with the homecoming crown in front of her entire class. As Grand Prairie High School Principal Lorimer Arendse stated:
“In all my time in school, this is probably the greatest moment I’ve ever experienced as a principal.”
The three girls have been friends since 7th grade, and Naomi and Anahi had nothing but nice things to say about Lillian, especially her belief that a person’s inner beauty and goodness is more important than their outward appearance. It’s clear that Lillian Skinner has inspired her friends with that message, and hopefully, they’ll inspire others with their gesture of kindness for one of their best friends.
BNR Contributor Kayode Kendall (@KenKRK) is a pop culture renegade (in his own mind), sure to know the names of every actor you can only describe as “Hey, it’s that guy from that thing!”
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