WWE hosts a Be a STAR rally in Kansas City, Kan., with Special Olympics Project Unify: photos
WWE Superstars and Divas host a Be a STAR rally at Washington High School in Kansas City, Kan., with Special Olympics Project Unify.
Dolph Ziggler greets more than 1,000 students at Washington High School.
Be a STAR rally host, WWE Diva and announcer Renee Young introduces the special guests at the rally.
Lonnie Jackson, theater and debate teacher at Washington High School, thanks WWE and Project Unified for bringing the Be a STAR anti-bullying program to Washington High School during Bullying Prevention Month.
More than 1,000 students from ages 14-18 and grades 6-12 attend the rally.
"Total Divas" star Naomi talks to the students about cyberbullying, as well as other types of bullying, including physical, verbal and damage of property.
Superstar Mark Henry tells the students to stand up to bullies and not be a bystander.
Clint Armistead, Special Olympics Kansas Director of Sports, talks about Project Unify.
Armistead introduces Ryan Buckridge, Special Olympics Athlete, and Jade Davila, Unified Partner.
Special Olympics Project Unify aims to increase athletic and leadership opportunities for students with and without intellectual disabilities, while creating communities of acceptance.
Ziggler explains that The Project Unify mission aligns with Be a STAR’s mission of showing tolerance and respect.
He also shares a personal story about bullying.
Ziggler presents a Certificate of Recognition to Leslie Simons, Vice Principal of Washington High School.
Ziggler invites Ryan and Jade back to the podium to receive certificates for their dedication in promoting inclusion.
The Superstars and Divas pose with Ryan and Jade after the rally.