Yeah, High School kids like to do feel-good crusades. They "save the planet" by recycling plastic water bottles for two weeks, or installing one solar power panel on top of the gym.
Did they actually accomplish much? No.
But should the spirit and the effort be afforded respect, anyway? I think so. That kind of desire to improve the world, even by tiny, infinitesimal bits, is a characteristic that should be encouraged by society.
I don't agree with their decision. But I still respect it, anyway. Despite the fact that it's a misguided, feel-good, gesture.