October is a month that brings awareness to a variety of topics — including bullying. National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign that was founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Center for Bullying Prevention.
According to pacer.org, it is used to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Historically bullying was viewed “a childhood rite of passage.”
It was also believed that bullying “made kids tougher,” when the reality is that bullying has devastating effects such as school avoidance, loss of self-esteem, increased anxiety and depression.
For the multi-faceted sports fan, the 2011 induction class for the Louisiana Tech University Hall of Fame fits the bill perfectly.
There are representatives in four different sports, along with the legendary “voice” who recorded many of the inductees’ legendary achievements.
Members of the next enshrinement class include Matt Stover, David Lee and Matt Dunigan in football; Venus Lacy in women’s basketball; Mike McConathy and Paul Millsap in men’s hoops and T.J. Soto in baseball.