Salem State student addresses middle school students on bullying

Salem State University sophomore Manny Cruz, chairman of Governor Deval Patrick’s statewide Youth Council, joined with the governor today to encourage Collins Middle School students to take a stand against bullying. Cruz’s youth council proposed—and Governor Patrick designated—January 25 as “no name-calling day” at schools across the commonwealth. The 28 members of the governor’s youth council, which counts anti-bullying among its initiatives, fanned out across the state today to deliver the message and encourage students to wear black in solidarity with the cause. Joining Cruz in Salem was Governor Patrick and Salem mayor Kimberley Driscoll. 

Cruz, a sophomore political science major from Salem, serves additionally as treasurer of Salem State’s student government association and is a student board member of Youth Rising.

Photo: Governor Deval Patrick and Manny Cruz enjoy a moment before their address to the students and faculty at Collins Middle School.