On the morning of Wednesday, September 26th, students at Wilcox County Schools were able to voluntarily participate in the annual “See You at the Pole” event. “See You at the Pole” is a student-led gathering of students to pray. The event, which originated in Burleson, TX in 1990, has grown to include all 50 states as well as several other countries. As the event is led by students, it has been determined to be constitutional and protected under the First Amendment.
Students at WCES, WCMS, and WCHS gathered around their school’s flagpole and were led in a group prayer by a member of WCHS’s Patriots for Christ student organization. After the prayer, donuts and juice were provided for all in attendance by the Little River Baptist Association.
More information about “See You at the Pole” can be viewed here: http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_syatp.htm