9 AM: The call went out two weeks ago: Help get West Seattle Elementary students off to a good start with a show of support, the “Be There” rally (explained here). And community members answered the call! More photos to come.
ADDED 10:30 AM: As promised, more photos. “Captain America” made an appearance:
So did Southwest Precinct Community Police Team officers Kevin McDaniel and Jon Flores:
And City Councilmember Lisa Herbold:
But the students were the stars:
This was also the first day of the first school year with new principal Pamela McCowan-Conyers, promoted from assistant principal when Vicki Sacco – who was there for today’s rally – moved to a new job at district HQ.