MSHS to host Walk to School Day

Madera South High School Black Student Union will be holding a community Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day event intending to educate and inspire students to learn about racial equality, promote tolerance and create change through education.


The walk, which will involve students, parents, and community members, will begin at Alpha Elementary school and then transition to Madera South High School Stadium, where they will read the children’s book “I am Ruby Bridges.” They will then walk the track and then back to Alpha Elementary.


They will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday.


Bridges was the first African American student to integrate an elementary school on Nov. 14, 1960, in Louisiana.


The MSHS BSU will also be using club funds to purchase “I am Ruby Bridges” books to read with the elementary students and then donate them to the Alpha Elementary classrooms.


“This is a tremendous moment for our community to come together in a student-led event. The Ruby Bridges Walk to School event promotes inclusion, community, and positive activism,” said Madera South High School Dean of Curriculum Stephanie Hamblen. “Our BSU club members are very excited to lead it.”