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Geneva Students Stage Walkout

Geneva High School and Middle School students stage a walkout in protest of gun violence and Congressional inaction
Kelly Walker
Finger Lakes Public Radio


High school students across the Finger Lakes joined students across the nation for a school walkout Wednesday morning to protest gun violence and Congressional inaction. Hundreds of students filed silently into the school auditorium, which was the designated destination on a snowy and windy morning. Morgan Wright is one of the students who organized the walkout.

Students held signs and read the names of the 17 people killed in Parkland last month and observed 30 seconds of silence. A large banner with the hashtag Enough was on one wall for the students to sign and on the other side of the room Post-its were laid out for them to write their reasons for attending the walkout. Several school administrators and members of the school board signed the banner as well. Emily Fisher is a school board member.

The banner the students signed will be mailed to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

Kelly Walker started his public radio career at WBAA in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1985 and has spent some time in just about every role public broadcasting has to offer. He has spent substantive time in programming and development at KWMU in St. Louis, WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana, and Troy Public Radio in Alabama before his arrival in Geneva, New York. In addition, his work has been heard on many other public radio stations as well as NPR. Kelly also produces The Sundilla Radio Hour, which airs Sundays at 1 p.m. on Finger Lakes Public Radio and is distributed to public radio stations all over the country through PRX.
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