Your Character Matters: Lindsay High School’s Global Citizen Girls

Central Valley Today

Every week in partnership with the Tulare County Office of Education, we tell stories about South Valley students with great character.

What does it mean to be a global citizen? For 4 young women, known as the ‘Global Citizen Girls’ and freshmen at Lindsay High School in Lindsay, being a responsible global citizen was so important to them — they decided to make a video.

“We were trying to come up with a video and we realized the Parkland shooting happened not too long ago, so we could open people’s eyes to how serious this stuff is,” Emily Flores of the Global Citizen Girls at Lindsay High School said. 

Deeply moved by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The video pays tribute to the shooting victims.

“When our video came up a lot of people said they were crying and it affecting them a lot,” Emily adds.

The girls also wanted to show that promoting kindness and anti-bullying can make a big difference on school campuses.

“Bullying on social media and cyber bullying on social medic can affect people and lead to extreme events like that,” Emily said.

It’s a project that has gotten recognition all the way to the Principal’s Office at Lindsay High School.

“Impressed that they were willing to see an issue and go out and create a video that would be impactful and helpful to others,” Lindsay High School Principal, George Tapanes said.

Their goal for the project is simple, to help fix the world. As they strive to make school shootings a thing of the past.

“Their world goes out beyond this school and this community,” Mr. Tapanes adds.

Anayah Mendez, Emily Flores, Ashley Rodriguez, and Janessa Gurrola, known as the ‘Global Citizen Girls’ of Lindsay High School, show us why Your Character Matters.

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