Anti- Bullying License Plates Could Be Reality in Alabama
Hillcrest High School graduate Baylee Smith is working to bring an anti-bullying license plate to her home state of Alabama. Smith got involved in anti-bullying during her involvement with the Miss High School America pageant, which has anti-bullying as their national platform. During her time with the pageant Smith has spent time volunteering with elementary-aged students and giving them tips on what to do should they find themselves to be faced with a bully.
In 2014, Smith joined with a class at The University of Alabama and designed a license plate. This plate features the message “Bully Free Starts With Me” along the bottom, and a blue heart ribbon on the side to represent anti-bullying.
Smith got approval from the Legislative Oversight Committee in Montgomery in May that gave her permission to start the pre-order process on these license plates. She has one year to get 1,000 commitments, and then the state will print the plate. Should this plate become reality, proceeds will go to Eagles’ Wings, an organization in Tuscaloosa which supports adults with disabilities.
You can find the pre-order link here: