See You At the Pole Exceeds Organizers Expectations

Approximately 150 Tyrone students, staff, and members of the community gathered at the Tyrone High School flagpole at 7 am Wednesday morning, September 28th for the national See You at the Pole prayer event.

See You at the Pole is an annual event where “students meet at their local school flagpole in prayer before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God,” according to the event’s national website.

I didn’t think many people were going to show up. We were surprised by the turnout, and we hope to get an even better turnout next year”

— Riley Walk

See You at the Pole is a student-organized event that is celebrated annually at thousands of high schools and college campuses around the world on the fourth Wednesday of September.

Tyrone juniors Riley Walk and Bree Paul organized the event in Tyrone.  Both were excited to see such high participation this year.

“I didn’t think many people were going to show up. We were surprised by the turnout, and we hope to get an even better turnout next year,” said Walk.

According to Walk and Paul, many community members and TASD staff members reached out to express their appreciation for hosting the event.

In recent years, See You at the Pole has lost some momentum locally and one of the main goals of the organizers was to bring it back bigger and better than before. Walk and Paul were very excited by the event’s success.

“It was a nice opportunity to gather together before school, and form fellowship together, and it was also cool to watch the students step up and take the lead,” said Paul.

“It was so heartwarming to see all my peers come together, and all showing Christ through this event,” added Walk.

Walk and Paul would like to build on the enthusiasm for this event to establish a new faith-based youth organization, Club814, which is a take on the area code 814 and the popular bible verse Romans 8:14.

Romans 8:14 says “For all who are led by the spirit of God are children of God.”

Paul and Walk thought that because today’s generation enjoys a good reference, the double meaning of 814 fits perfectly as the club’s name.

“This is something I’ve dreamed of starting since I came to public school because I believe we are called to spread the Gospel to the people around us,” said Walk.

Paul and Walk said that more information about this new organization will be made public soon.

It was a nice opportunity to gather together before school, and form fellowship together, and it was also cool to watch the students step up and take the lead”

— Bree Paul