Wisconsin high schoolers, communities show support for Antigo
MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -
The Antigo community is continuing to heal after a shooting last month at the high school prom. On Wednesday students from across the state showed support for Antigo by wearing maroon and white.
Students at D.C. Everest High School decided they wanted to do something for the Antigo Red Robins after the prom shooting.
“One of our council members was like 'let's wear maroon and white' and we were like 'yeah, let's wear maroon and white',” D.C. Everest Student Council President Alexandria Rowell said.
The idea then spread through social media to more than 30 schools in the state. Many people posted photos wearing maroon and white using the hashtag, #antigostrong.
“It's heartwarming to see that our generation is so much more powerful than our generation gives us credit for,” Rowell said. “We know that we are but it's nice to be able to show that we really care and we feel and we're capable of these things.”
Some of the schools that participated on Wednesday include Merrill, Greshman, Newman Catholic, SPASH, Wausau East and Wausau West.
Carla Gerstenberger and Jerry Reinardy are both Antigo High School alums but now teach at Wausau West.
“It was very overwhelming when I walked into my first class and saw the maroon,” Gerstenberger said.
“It makes you proud to be a warrior but also proud to be a robin,” Reinardy said.