DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- Students at Danville High School are coming together this week to show their support to the students of Marshall County High School and their doing it the old fashioned way, by sending hundreds of handwritten letters.
Students at Danville High School are coming together this week to show their support to the students of Marshall County High School and their doing it the old fashioned way, by sending hundreds of handwritten letters.
“I hope that they can feel that they are not alone in this hard time and tragedy and that other schools around them are behind them and supporting them if they need anything at all,” said Haley Akers, a student at Danville High School.
In the days after the shooting at Marshall County High, students here at Danville High knew they wanted to do something and, in the age of social media, thought writing traditional handwritten notes would show how much they truly care.
“That’s what I like about this specifically. We’re not saying, we’re not just saying, we’re here for you, we’re thinking about you. The messages are personal and are something I think that will actually help the students of Marshall County and show that people are really here for you. We’re not just thinking about you, we’re reaching out a helping hand,” said Charlie Hall, a student at Danville High School.
By reaching out that helping hand to another school, Hall says it’s in turn caused students to reach out within their own school.
“This really makes you appreciate the people you go to school with everyday. People that you may overlook, teachers that you maybe don’t talk to as much. So yeah, it’s definitely brought us together and a banner like this, seeing all the names of all these students that are signing it puts things into perspective for you as well,” said Hall.
In addition to these letters and banner , students say they will also wear Marshall County orange and blue to class on Wednesday.