Delaware Valley High School Students go green for Sandy Hook


A grassroots tribute by clothing was sparked through social media in response to the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

 Facebook, Twitter and the rest burned with conversations of grief and disbelief at the Friday homicides of students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Students started to wonder what they could do to communicate their support for survivors.

School is the turf of the young and they feel connected.

By Sunday, the idea of wearing Sandy Hook’s school colors, green and white, was being suggested all over social media.

In the morning before leaving for school, some may have wondered, “will I be the only one in green and white?”

 At Delaware Valley High School, more than 200 students wore Sandy Hook school colors on Monday. They posed for a picture with a banner, “DVHS supports Sandy Hook Elementary School.”

I don’t know why, when I saw the photo, I was so moved.  Perhaps because there were so many participating students, well expressing what we all want to say: I’m so sorry for your loss.

The photo is like a warm hug.  Who knew a green and white tee shirt could mean so much?

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