NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- It is a well-known fact that people of all ages associate with others who share common views, faiths, ethnicities, among other traits.
The students and faculty at North Augusta Middle School decided to change that for a day.
Mix It Up Day is an annual event on Oct. 18 and is recognized by K-12 schools nationwide.
This is the fourth year the middle school has participated in the event, and faculty and the student council worked behind the scenes to make it a success.
Faculty and student council members feel their hard work paid off, because several students said they became better acquainted with students they did not normally associate with.
After today, organizers hope that students will be more tolerant of others' differences in the lunch room and in everyday life.