Victim of bullying takes a stand

Hayden Patterson (12) has taken a remarkable step towards stopping bullying this year by creating a new club, Victim’s Voice.

Victim’s Voice is a club dedicated to giving kids a voice in the matter and overall, bringing awareness to the horrors of bullying.

“I decided to step out and take a stand against it,” Patterson  said, “I want kids to have a voice in the matter.”

Being a victim of bullying himself for six years, Patterson takes this cause very seriously.

“Most kids think bullying is just a push or a shove,” Patterson said. “But what they don’t realize is that it is so much more than that.”

Patterson hopes to construct a memorial for students’ loved ones who have passed away, allowing students to have names inscribed of those loved ones for a small fee. This idea is still in development.

Victim’s Voice, however is not only for those who have been, or are being bullied. Any student that has had a loved one effected by bullying, or just cares about the cause is invited to attend meetings that are sually held on Mondays.

The next meeting will be held on Monday Nov. 7 from 2:30-3:30 p.m in room 321.