Unity Project today, public asked to come out

Some Central High School students are asking the community to come together today for kindness and harmony through the Unity Project,  a walk scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds

“The ultimate goal of spreading kindness and building unity is to decrease the risk of threat to our schools and increase the feeling of safety while in the schools,” said Melinda Walters, Biomedical Academy instructor.

The Unity Project is a walk of 18 miles in total, with each of the first sponsored 17 miles in memory of a victim of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. There are still three miles that need to be sponsored.

The public is invited to walk the 18th mile, known as The Unity Mile, which is estimated to begin at 2:40 p.m. That mile is dedicated to Shenandoah County and all its communities and residents, Walters said.

Students will have items for a bake sale to raise funds for the BioMedical Sciences Academy, she said.