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Mariner Middle School Students Make Homemade College T-Shirts to Prevent Bullying

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MILTON, Del.- This week, students at Mariner Middle School in Milton made homemade college T-shirts to support a boy in Florida who was bullied for wearing his homemade University of Tennessee shirt for his school's college colors day. 

The students made their shirt in their elective class called AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a class designed to improve college readiness. Each student picked their favorite college and designed a shirt they will wear once a month on "college day" for the rest of the school year.

Eighth grader Ainsley West said making the shirts was a fun and eye-opening experience.

"It was really cool to make them cause you got to see everybody in them and you got to learn more what they want to do with the rest of their life," said West. 

Heather Kindl, who teaches the class, explained she expected the activity to last one day, but the students were so excited they worked on their shirts all week. 

"When they were working on it, they said they couldn't wait for the little boy to see and they were upset that there was that bullying against someone who wanted to pursue their dreams to further their education," said Kindl. 

More than 70 students participate in AVID and all of them made their own college shirt in class. 

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