Vermillion Elementary fourth-grader Samantha Roach, left, grabs the hand of her friend Addonna Powell who was sitting on the Buddy Bench during recess Friday. The idea of the bench is to foster new friendships and combat loneliness. (Aug. 29, 2014)
Vermillion Elementary fourth-grader Samantha Roach, left, grabs the hand of her friend Addonna Powell who was sitting on the Buddy Bench during recess Friday. The idea of the bench is to foster new friendships and combat loneliness. (Aug. 29, 2014) Fernando Salazar The Wichita Eagle
Vermillion Elementary fourth-grader Samantha Roach, left, grabs the hand of her friend Addonna Powell who was sitting on the Buddy Bench during recess Friday. The idea of the bench is to foster new friendships and combat loneliness. (Aug. 29, 2014) Fernando Salazar The Wichita Eagle

Maize students foster friendship, combat bullying with new Buddy Bench

September 01, 2014 12:51 PM