Parents, teachers, students, school administrators and public officials. All of them were in downtown Cheyenne Saturday morning for an anti-bullying march.
Bullying is still a common part of the school environment, but for some students, the fight against bullying is one they plan on winning.
When students from Cheyenne's high school's are together, they're usually competing against each other on the playing field. But Saturday they came together to battle a much tougher opponent. Bullying.
"There's always so much rivalry, but when they come together for a really awesome cause like this, it means a lot to see us cooperating," said Kate Backman, sophomore at South High School.
It was the second annual anti-bullying march. One that begins at the Depot and ends a the steps of the Capitol Building.
"It's a way to help to show that kids matter. That people matter all together. That we are equal," said David Hsieh, senior at Central High School.
Although strides have been made to fight bullying, the problem is still very prevalent in Cheyenne's schools.
"It's so common that it almost goes unnoticed or ignored because it happens so often, which is really unfortunate because I see bullying all the time," Backman said.
"I had to switch schools, hope for new starts. I lost friends because of bullying," Hsieh said.
Cheyenne Safe School Ambassadors are a collection of students from all four Cheyenne high schools that are leading the movement.
"It's spreading anti-bullying throughout the City of Cheyenne and the county of Laramie County and some day we hope that it will spread throughout the state of Wyoming," Hsieh said.
These students don't just lead with words. They lead by example.
"When I have to intervene in a situation, that makes a lot more of an impact," Backman said.
That impact is one that hopefully will be felt for years to come.
"Wyoming is the state that started equality and we should hold up to our standards," Hsieh said.