GAITHERSBURG, Md. —
With suicides rates rising among bullied students, 6-year-old Cavanaugh Bell set out to make a huge impact on his local community.
You may remember this kindergartner from his two minute anti-bullying speech to City Council members and Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, asking them to declare Thursday, February 21st as Gaithersburg’s Anti-Bullying Awareness Day. Lawmakers granted that request for the date to serve as a day of remembrance and community service.
Bell planned a candlelight vigil on Thursday for bullying victims to hand out 100 “We’re Cool” bags to Gaithersburg area school counselors to give to students who say they are being bullied.
The vigil will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Pathways Baptist Church at 200 West Diamond Avenue in Gaithersburg.