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Lindsay Cleary


2019 "Pass the Torch" Scholarship Finalist

The compassionate words of math teacher Mrs. Silver had a profound effect on Lindsay Cleary when she was experiencing bullying in high school, helping her find empowerment and self-determination and offering her reassurance for the future. As a teacher, Lindsay wants to be this same voice of empathy for her students, supporting not only those who are being bullied, but also those who have channelled their pain into bullying behaviors. Her ultimate goal is to create an environment where all students build each other up and grow stronger together.

Here is Lindsay's story about Mrs. Silver, the teacher who inspired her.



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