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Students from local schools, as well as schools around the world, gathered last Wednesday morning, Sept. 26 around their flagpoles to pray.

The annual global event, "See You At The Pole" was attended by students in Abington Heights, Lakeland and Lackawanna Trail school districts. This year's theme was "Awaken."

At Abington Heights High School, student leader Lizzie Walker told the group of more than 50 circled around the flagpole, "Our God is so limited in our heads," reminding them He is much bigger than they can imagine.

"He is powerful enough," she continued, "to flip Abington Heights High School upside-down for him."

The students then divided into smaller groups to pray individually for their school, friends, country and community.

The numbers:

At Abington Heights Middle School, about 25 students showed up at 7 a.m. for the beginning of the event, a number that doubled by about 20 minutes later.

At Abington Heights High School, about 55-60 students and nine administration/faculty members were present throughout the event.

At Lakeland High School, 26 students attended the event, which lasted about 45 minutes, according to student leader Bethany Spears.

At Lackawanna Trail High School, a group of 19 students gathered for prayer, according to student leader Gabby Sunseri.

For more information on the See You At The Pole Global Day of Student Prayer, visit syatp.com.

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