Coun­cil hon­ors sixth-grader

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - LOCAL -

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

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