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    Girls Preparatory Salutes Nigerian Mothers


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     eresnick is the interim head of the Girls Preparatory School In Chattanooga, Tennessee, and she shared a video of students at the school standing in the shape of a heart to show support and solidarity for the kidnapped girls in Nigeria, and salute the mothers of the missing girls for their bravery. She says the school announced the event quite spontaneously on May 6, and the students wore red the next day for the video. The footage was filmed with the school’s own drone.
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    I am Dr. Sue Groesbeck, Head of School, Interim,at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While this isn’t a typical Salute to Troops, the Students and Adults at GPS salute the Mothers of the Nigerian girls who have disappeared. Following the guidelines distributed by the National Coalition of Girls Schools, we have been involved this week with learning about the Nigerian crisis and want to let the world know we support the families who have lost their daughters. As a girls school with almost 600 girls, we can’t imagine losing even one of our girls. Our hearts brake for these families.
    The Girls Preparatory School and McCallie School colors are Blue and Black. When it was announced that we would wear Red this week in support of #BringBackourGirls – there was a communal gasp. You see, our biggest rival in Chattanooga is another great school - The Baylor School – and their school color is Red. So, demonstrating that love has no boundaries, GPS wore RED. GPS is very technologically savvy and this footage was taken of the 600 girls and 100 adults with the school’s drone. #BringBackourGirls is our Salute today. For Mothers in Nigeria and everywhere.

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