Day of Silence. Jesse Egner, a senior at 21st Century Cyber Charter School, is a Lancaster County student taking part. He says while students at traditional schools mark the occasion by not talking, he's approaching it differently."> Day of Silence. Jesse Egner, a senior at 21st Century Cyber Charter School, is a Lancaster County student taking part. He says while students at traditional schools mark the occasion by not talking, he's approaching it differently."> Day of Silence. Jesse Egner, a senior at 21st Century Cyber Charter School, is a Lancaster County student taking part. He says while students at traditional schools mark the occasion by not talking, he's approaching it differently."> Students mark annual "Day of Silence" | News | witf.org
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Students mark annual "Day of Silence"

Written by Megan Lello, witf Reporter and Producer | Apr 15, 2011 6:44 PM

(Lancaster) -- Some central Pennsylvania teens are staying quiet today to shed light on a number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, such as bullying. They're marking the 15th anniversary of the so-called Day of Silence. Jesse Egner, a senior at 21st Century Cyber Charter School, is a Lancaster County student taking part. He says while students at traditional schools mark the occasion by not talking, he's approaching it differently. "I'm going to stay silent online," he says. "I have a Facebook account, I have a Twitter, and I'm not going to log on at all." Egner says he transferred to the cyber school from Lampeter-Strasburg High School, partly because he was bullied himself. Last year, organizers estimated 10 percent of the country's middle and high schools and colleges took part in the Day of Silence.

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