This is Paige Young. She attended Dublin Scioto High School. She committed suicide last year.
Our student body and administration has seen a lot of death these past years; just in the last two years, three people have died. All three of these people have plaques. All three of these people are remembered on the days they died and even have scholarships and fundraisers named after them.
Paige Young, however, does not. According to the administration of our school, she cannot have a plaque in our school because she did not ‘help the community or others.’ Which is wrong. It is so completely wrong. The amount of people who are still missing her, who are still weeping over her are amazing.
Just because Paige Young struggled and lost, doesn’t mean our school has to hide it. They can’t sweep suicide under the rug. We need her name up there. Not only to remember and respect her, but to tell the other kids who are struggling just like she did that YOU CAN GET HELP. Suicide and self harm aren’t something to HIDE or be ASHAMED of! We need people to realize this, and if we aren’t putting Paige’s names up, how are we going to show the students not to be ashamed of how they feel and what they do? It’s as much for suicide awareness as it is for respect for Paige Young!
We have talked to the principle. We have tried to talk to the superintendent. But it isn’t working. I need Tumblr to help, ok? Some people might also make an online petition, so I’ll post that if it occurs.
Scioto School Number:
4000 Hard Road, Dublin, OH. 43235.
Thank you so much!