Council honors sixth-grader
PROSPECT PARK — Hanna Maier knew what it was like to be bullied, so she began advocating for anti-bullying initiatives in her school and community.
Delaware County for her efforts at its Wednesday night.
Maier, a sixth-grade student at Prospect Park School, said receiving the resolution was “awesome.”
Maier helped implement anti-bullying programs throughout the Interboro School District, including a Kindness Club and a Friendship Bench. The Kindness Club is program run by Council honored Maier meeting in the borough students while the Friendship Bench is designed to help students who feel left out of social circles.
Maier also spearheaded efforts to gain the support of Prospect Park Borough Council. Last May, council passed a pair of resolutions declaring Prospect Park a bully-free zone and a “compassionate borough.” The measures included a 10-year campaign to encourage, support and participate anti-bullying efforts within the community.
Maier helped organize an anti-bullying walk last October that brought out more than 100 people.
— JOHN KOPP