One young 5th grader from Portland wants to bring change to Portland.
And she’s starting off with petitions to rename her middle school after Justice Ruth Bader.
During her last years before her death, the late Supreme Court judge, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, became more well known. But that doesn’t steal away the spotlight from her years of countless efforts for women’s rights.
Yes, Ruth stood up and made bold decisions for the better. At the same time, she made extraordinary differences for the LGBT community too. Moreover, she fought to help others, till her very last day. It’s no wonder why she’s the prime example of leading role models.
And today, one 5th grader is honoring her with the highest regard. And what better way of doing so than petitioning to rename your Portland middle school after Ruth?
Moreover, many students feel that it’s important to start off with schools. This is why several elementary, as well as middle schools, receive names of honor citizens. But most occasions, males receive the honor. But with the idea to name a school after Ruth, trends are certainly changing.
If only Ruth was alive, she would be so content. She always stood with the righteous and supported education. So far, this young fifth grader has 2000 signatures. And as days go by, the figures continue to increase. Ruby Waas Shull, the young student activist, is raising her voice.
Above all, she has plenty of support from her side.As the news goes viral, she is expressing her content because that means more signs are on their way.
Ruby says that renaming her middle school after the iconic legend is going to be a huge accomplishment.But what’s really admiring is how this young girl knows so much about Ruth’s famous work.
The petition letter starts off with how Kellogg Middle School needs to be changed to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Middle School. Ruby explains how plenty of schools get named after white businessmen. And this might make different members of society feel unimportant.
Whatever the case may be, one thing is for sure. It’s a short but sweet attempt by a 10-year-old.