Bald Eagle Area School District is a big advocate for setting a good example.
Last week, the district held a three-day campaign for “ Spread the Word to End the Word” awareness to eliminate the use of the word “retard” as a derogatory term in everyday language.
District spokeswoman Rose Hoover said that all students and staff went online to sign a pledge, and sign a banner to hang in their schools “indicating that the only r-word they will use when referring to others is respect.”
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The tournament is run by BEA students and community members.
This year’s event hosted 450 individuals from Pennsylvania, New York and Virginia, Hoover said.