Whitney Krop’s Big Night

As most of you know, I love a happy ending. Awhile back I posted about a high school girl who had been voted onto her high school’s homecoming court but found out it had all been a big prank and bullying tactic. She got the last laugh when the town–and even the people from the opposing crowd rallied around and supported her. Below are some snippets of an article which is linked or attached about nher big night at the Homecoming Game.

Russ

Orange T-shirts โ€” Kropp’s favorite color โ€” have been sold with the slogan “It’s not cool to be cruel.”

“It’s just so much right now for me,” Kropp said Friday night. “I had thoughts about not coming but I actually changed my mind and came out. I just thought maybe I won’t have fun. But I’m having a lot of fun right now.”

Her gown, jewelry, shoes, hair styling and makeup were donated.

“The kids that are bullying, do not let them bring you down,” Kropp told reporters. “Stand up for what you believe in, and go with your heart and go with your gut. That’s what I did, and look at me now. I’m just as happy as can be.”

Many in the stands, even students from visiting Cadillac, wore orange, as did Kropp.

http://news.yahoo.com/community-lauds-victim-apparent-school-prank-153458422.html

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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8 Responses to Whitney Krop’s Big Night

  1. There’s something in us that is ‘smugly’ satisfied when the underdog get the upper hand! (well, in me anyway) ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • russtowne says:

      I just feel that the world is put back into balance when I see someone rise above bullying.

      Bullying and every other act that intentionally inflicts emotional, physical, or psychological harm on others can create as much harm as rape or murder on the victims–and sometimes worse. If anyone thinks I exaggerate on this subject, consider how many victims of bullying commit suicide.

      The world was out of balance for Whitney Krop, and the shame and pain was so great that she contemplated suicide. It took a supportive town and a loving family to put her world back into balance.

      I hope the ones who came up with the idea to intentionally inflict harm on her are caught and helped. That would be another happy ending from my perspective. They don’t need more shame. I suspect they already have a lot of it.

      Sorry, I’ll get off my soap box now.

      Russ

      • Well put Russ. Often bullies have also been victims and bullying takes the attention off them temporarily but their actions are still fear-based.

        • russtowne says:

          Thank you, Diana. I agree with your comment about a bully’s actions often being fear-based, both fear-inducing to their victims and sometimes fear-induced by someone bigger or meaner than the bully him/herself.

          Russ

  2. How pretty and happy she looked…It was so good that she went forward in her decision …Diane

  3. jolynproject says:

    I love good news. Thanks for sharing some with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

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