Story and video by Michaela Gallion. Photos by Collegiate bureau.
On August 4, 2016, Friendship students went to “Black Lives Matter” march that was organized by the Friendship Public Charter Schools. The trip was was very tiring, but very inspirational. The fact that we are standing up for ourselves shows that you shouldn't be afraid to stand up for yourself and what you believe in. We went from Freedom Plaza to the Washington Monument and from the monument to the Capitol. In total we walked for 3 hours and had very few water breaks. Snacks were also provided when we stopped at the Capitol. My legs were tired and we were sweating a lot but I had fun standing up for myself and making my voice heard.
Michaela J. Gallion is a 4th grade scholar at Friendship Blow Pierce Academy.