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Peer Leadership Pic Oct 2012Student Peer Leaders at Rumson-Fair haven Regional High School met last year to discuss the Mix It Up at Lunch” event and other activities associated with friendship and respect. Similar activities are planned for this year as well. (click to enlarge)

Students at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School will once again join more than one million others across the country by taking part in the 12th annual “Mix It Up at Lunch Day” on October 29.

RFH has participated in the event, designed to help break down social and racial barriers, since its inception in 2002.

‘Mix It Up at Lunch Day’ is a great way to meet students who you’ve never met before and make new friends,” said Jeremy Susser, a Senior at RFH and a member of the Peer Leaders student organization.

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levarspeaking1Former NFL player turned motivational speaker Levar Fisher is the guest speaker on October 23, during Violence and Vandalism Awareness Week activities at Red Bank Regional High School. (click to enlarge)

From press materials furnished by Red Bank Regional High School

The month of October is a busy one at Red Bank Regional High School, with a full schedule of special programs and celebrations beginning today, October 7, when RBR observes a state-mandated Week of Respect that keynotes each morning with students reading “quotes of respect” over the student P.A., accompanied by “music engendering the same theme.”

The school’s in-house RBRTV will feature student-created videos throughout the week, keyed to the theme of Respect. Other highlights, as outlined by the school’s press office, include:

  • Lunch time (from 10:27 – 11:39 am) will take on a fair-like atmosphere, with tables set up by every club doing outreach to everyone in the school, encouraging their participation.
  • Organizations that advocate against bullying will also be available to talk to students and distribute their brochures.  These include 180 Turning Lives Around, and PFLAG RBR’s VPA, 2nd Floor Hotline.
  • Creative Writer Majors will be performing their original work applicable to a tolerance theme.
  • The Multicultural Club will display greetings in many languages.
  • Police officers from the towns of Little Silver, Red Bank, Shrewsbury and Union Beach will mingle with students in the cafeteria presenting a friendly and helpful dimension of law enforcement in the students community.
  • TOP students will distribute and discuss the results from last year’s climate survey, which they conducted of how the RBR student community embraces the LGTB community.
  • Student to Student Peer Leaders will consult freshmen on respect issues.

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