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"Stand for the Silent" OCHS anti-bullying talent showcase

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OCEAN CITY - Students in Ocean City are taking a stand for the silent.  The high school's American Sign Language class held a talent show to raise money for a cause.

"Stand for the Silent" is an anti–bullying organization started in Oklahoma City, after an 11–year–old boy Ty Field–Smalley took his own life, after being bullied for two years.

"ASL Take a Stand" performed their rendition of Morgan Frazier's "Hey Bully" and other musical presentations to give a voice to the deaf community.

"As more and more children are mainstreamed, so there's 3, 4 maybe 5 students in the entire school, they're singled out as different sot they are immediately targets.  It's also important for all of our children and all of our schools to be able to come to school every day and feel happy and have friends and able to concentrate on learning and not concentrate on feeling bad about themselves," said Amy Andersen, Ocean City High School American Sign Language Teacher.

If you missed Thursday’s performance, the American Sign Language anti–bullying showcase can also be seen Friday night in the Ocean City High School auditorium.

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