The halls of Locust Valley High School were quiet on April 12 as the National Day of Silence was observed. Recognition of this day is intended to promote safe and inclusive schools for all students by highlighting the silencing of LGBTQ students. Members of the GSA and other students took a vow of silence, starting at 7:40 a.m. and continuing through the end of the school day.
Organized by members of the high school’s Gay Straight Alliance Club, many students and staff participated in a variety of ways. The day before the event, the school was decorated with bright colors and rainbow stickers, rainbow flags hung throughout the building, and students and staff wore brightly colored clothing. On April 12, participants and supporters wore black and adorned their clothing with rainbow stickers.