More than 5,000 Students Participate in the Above the Influence March and Rally
More than 5,000 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students marched today, Friday, March 11, 2016, in the fourth annual Above the Influence March and Rally. This year’s event was hosted by Piper High School where students celebrated choosing to remain above negative influences – such as peer pressure, bullying, fighting, alcohol, drugs and racism.
The festivities included students from elementary, middle and high schools holding banners supporting being above the influence as they marched around the school's community. Cheerleaders, drum line members, drill teams and marching bands were also part of the march. After returning to Piper High, students re-affirmed their decision to make positive choices.
Highlighting this year’s event were student performances and a special battle of the bands.
Pictured: BCPS students march with signs proudly promoting being above the influence.
Pictured: Students from Hollywood Hills High School show their support for the Above the Influence March and Rally.
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