'READY TO MOVE ON': Walker Elementary students say farewell to 5th grade (PHOTOS)

Walker Elementary School students in Crestview, FL from the June 7, 2014 edition of the Crestview Bu

Walker Elementary School students on the A-B honor roll take center stage Wednesday during the Fifth Grade Honors and Awards Ceremony at the Crestview Community Center. The school recognized the fifth-graders' attendance, academic achievements and school involvement.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 06:28 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Reann Cato said giving her anti-bullying speech in front of Walker Elementary School classmates felt great.  

 “I am very shy when it comes to saying a lot of things in front of a lot of people,” the 10-year-old said.

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Stage fright aside, Reann knew she had to write the speech after being bullied and witnessing classmates experiencing the same ordeal.

“I have been seeing kids who have been picked on … or who have been really sad because they do not have that many friends and I just got tired of it,” she said. “I wanted everyone to feel equal.”

School Principal Jeanine Kirkland invited Reann to speak on the topic during Wednesday's Fifth Grade Honors and Awards Ceremony at the Crestview Community Center.  

Reann is one of 94 fifth-graders heading into middle school next school year.

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