Millions of students gathered on school grounds this morning for
"See You at the Pole 2012," the annual global day of student
The theme for this year's event is "AWAKEN," taken from the
prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21. At Oxford High School in Oxford,
Mississippi, nearly 100 students gathered for the student-initiated
and student-led movement.
Caleb Stanley, a senior at Oxford High School and president of
the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter, tells
OneNewsNow students interceded for their leaders, schools, and
families, asking God to bring moral and spiritual awakening to
their campus and community.
"It's great that at a place where we spend most of our
adolescent life that we can be closer to God, that it's not just at
night at school, on Sundays and Wednesdays, and all the youth
groups that … actually can take this time during school and be with
God," he shares.
The senior adds that See You at the Pole empowers students in
prayer at the beginning of the school year to take leadership at
"They try so hard to take prayer and take God out of school, and
it's just awesome to see all these students come together and … say
no -- we're going to be close to God, and there's nothing you
can do about it to stop us."
This is the 22nd anniversary for See You at the Pole. The event
is held on the fourth Wednesday of September. According to SYATP.com, more than
three million students from at least 20 countries participate.