HoLa students band together and hold school walkout against gun-violence.
On March 14, 2018, at 10:00am, over 115 HOLA students participated in the National Student Walkout calling for action against gun violence in schools across the nation. HOLA Middle School students marched around the perimeter of Church Square Park in complete silence for 17 minutes, in honor of the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, exactly one month ago. At HOLA’s elementary school, parents who chose to participate signed their students out for 17 minutes and painted a banner in silence. Both banners will be displayed at the respective school locations.
We are immensely proud of HOLA students’ commitment to the intent and somber nature of the event throughout the demonstration. Students reflected HOLA Core Values and showed incredible maturity and engagement during the walkout. HOLA would like to thank all of the faculty, parents and Hoboken’s Fire and Police department for supporting our students as they marched today.