Students at Kennedy Middle School come out for See You at the Pole

Sep. 28—Around 20 students and staff members gathered at Kennedy Middle School on Wednesday morning for See You at the Pole.

The event was organized by seventh grader Reagan Otterbein, who said she wanted to organize the event because she's proud of her faith.

"I'm a Christian, and I love to express my faith, and I would love it if other people could do the same," Otterbein said.

The group gathered in a prayer circle around the flag pole and went around offering prayers, if they chose to do so.

"See You at the Pole is a time of prayer, and we all get together and we are going to prayer," Otterbein told the group.

See You at the Pole is a prayer movement held around the world that is organized and led by students, according to the See You at the Pole website. The gathering usually takes place before school in front of the flagpole on the fourth Wednesday of September.

The group offered a variety of prayers, thanking the Lord for everyone in attendance, family members, other students and teachers at the school, and offered prayers over the group for a good rest of the week.

"It was nice," Otterbein said of everyone who came out. "I liked how everybody got together and they actually expressed their faith because I know it's difficult for some people to do that."

Otterbein said she plans to organize the event again next year unless someone else would like to organize the gathering.