Sunday, September 16, 2007

Pink Shirts Legend Grows

The story of two Nova Scotia boys who got more than 400 schoolmates to wear pink to support a bullied younger student has swept across North America and made its way to Europe.

Travis Price and David Shepherd, Grade 12 boys who organized a drive to back a new Grade 9 student who was harassed for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school last week, have been deluged with e-mails and interview requests from near and far.

Their story was first published Thursday, and now the tale has reached well beyond the confines of their school, Central Kings Rural High.

CBS in New York came calling Friday, and the largest daily newspaper in Spain is picking up the story."I’ve talked more in the past couple of days than I have in my whole life," Travis said.

Nova Scotia-ChronicleHerald.Ca