You may be wondering why we wore orange on March 14th. To begin with, it was meant to honor those affected in Parkland, Florida. At lunch, students looked for the orange banners and wrote their name on them to show they stood in solidarity with the students, staff, and families.
Why orange? What does orange mean?
Orange is a color associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics.
This trend started in 2015 when a 15-year-old girl named from Chicago named Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed. Her friends, in an attempt to raise awareness and call for stricter gun control laws, wore orange. As they explained it, orange is the color hunters wear to protect themselves. It’s bright, you can’t miss it, and it really means something.
Therefore, we wear this color to show awareness for the victims who were affected during the Parkland, Florida shooting, as well as other acts of gun violence.