'Time Magazine' in Wilmington to talk with students about school walkout
By Frances Weller| March 14, 2018 at 3:01 AM EDT - Updated August 14 at 5:46 AM
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)
Time Magazine was in Wilmington Tuesday to talk with high school students about the national school walkout scheduled to take place Wednesday morning.
Kathryn Grace Conlon, Summer Marshburn, Ingrid Ericson, and Starr Holcombe, all freshmen at New Hanover High School, started a social media campaign and reached out to organizers of the national march in Washington, D.C. Time learned about the students' efforts and reached out to them.
Fifteen students from New Hanover participated in the interview that took place at the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk at Wrightsville Beach.
"It made me feel like my voice was being heard, and that people would be able to hear not just the four of us from our school, but everyone who came tonight, what we think because we're a small town in North Carolina," said Ingrid Ericson.
New Hanover High School students will wear orange Wednesday which they say represents the color associated with what hunters wear to protect themselves from getting shot.
The local students will join the national walkout which starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday.