by Krystal Paco
Guam - In an effort to raise awareness about human and civic justice issues in our community, students at Simon Sanchez High School are taking a stand. On Monday they are holding a wave for civic justice at the ITC Intersection in Tamuning.
They're doing this in response to the case against Song Ja Cha, who was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for bringing in young girls from Chuuk and forcing them to work as prostitutes. They are also taking a stand because of the recent conviction of former Sanchez High administrative assistant and Parent Teacher Organization president Jerome Tomagan, who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $5,000 in money raised by seniors for their graduation.
While he was sentenced to five years, it was suspended and he will only serve five years of probation.
12th grader Ana Capati told KUAM News, "This wave is for the voices of those who've been victims of those crimes and for them to know that they're not forgotten and that the law may have failed them but we know we will remember them and their voice will be heard through this wave, so please support." Fellow senior Kaeshier Fernandez added, "This theft that happened at our school could've happened at any school and we want to be able to show that we support one island one public school system."
The wave is Monday from 4 to 6 in the afternoon.