Students plan prayers around school flagpoles

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See You At The Pole

High school students clasp hands in prayer during “See you at the pole” observance. (AP photo)

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A national coordinator of today’s “See You At The Pole” events says the students praying around their school flagpoles before class are not protesting anything.

Doug Clark says the annual event gives Christian students a chance to meet and pray for each other, for their schools and for the nation.

Clark says that while parents and pastors may encourage participation, “See You At The Pole” is student-led. He says expressing faith in public can be a growth experience for teens.

Clark says the prayer circles on thousands of campuses nationwide attract up to two million students each year on the fourth Wednesday in September.

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