Wood highlighted her anti-bullying platform by using the word “SMART” to teach students what to do when they see bullying. S is for speak up; M is for mean kids are not the cool kids; A is for apologize when you hurt someone’s feelings; R is for respecting differences; and T is for teamwork.
Five teachers served as pageant contestants and answered mock interview questions, which Wood called the hardest and most intense part of competing. Each contestant answered a question relating to the five parts of SMART.
Wood’s visit also served to encourage students to do their best on the upcoming STAAR tests next week.