Photo by Troy Wayrynen
February 3, 2013
Sarah Miller, 14, and Madison Schumacher, 14, eighth-grade students at Chief Umtuch Middle School, advocate for students being proactive and seeking help if they experience bullying. After two classmates committed suicide about six weeks apart, Principal Dave Cresap sent a letter home to parents informing them about bullying on Facebook and the term "frenemy." In a Columbian interview, he said, "Suicide has hit us pretty hard. It's important that kids get a message of hope."