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.”
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.