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Students Push Back Against School Violence with Compliment Thursday and Fist Bump Friday -“Positivity Week” continues Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 with media opportunities both days-

March 21, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
813-272-4060

Tampa, Fla. – (March 21, 2018) – A fist bump, a compliment, a high five – they’re small gestures from a classmate that could make a big difference in a student’s life when it comes to feeling connected and involved at school. Those are the positive vibes that Bloomingdale High School students are spreading this week during Positivity Week.

After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Student Government leaders at Bloomingdale High School in Valrico wanted to help support shooting survivors, encourage students to engage with one another, and promote a safe and secure school environment.

They created a week of positive daily ideas, and declared this week to be Positivity Week, leading up to Saturday’s student-led March for Our Lives event in Tampa.

Students have raised money for Marjory Stoneman Douglas by selling shirts through Acclaim Imprintables. The company is writing one large check to benefit the South Florida school from all of the Student Government groups within Hillsborough County Public Schools.

Where/When:

Bloomingdale High School, 1700 E. Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico, FL 33596

Thursday, March 22 - (over lunch hours from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Compliment Thursday: Grab a compliment slip during lunch and share it with someone!

Friday, March 23 - (during each class change time from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.)

Fist Bump Friday: Give everyone who you see in the hall a fist bump!

Interview opportunities with student leaders. Please call Tanya Arja, at 813-272-4060, if you plan to send a crew.

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