Each year, Christian students gather at the flagpole in the front of their school for prayers, worship and scripture readings. The students in the Van Alstyne Independent School District gathered on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27 to join in group prayer before the start of the school day.

For over 25 years, See You At The Pole (SYATP) has been an event that one million students across the state, country and world participate in once a year. At the center of it all — prayer.

What started as a small gathering of 10 students in a small town here in Texas, praying at their school in 1990, has become a global day of student prayer today.

The officially time and date for this year’s gathering was Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 local time. This event occurred around the globe in multiple time zones for students who were home schooled, private schooled or public schooled alike.

See You at the Pole was in participation with the Global Week of Student Prayer, which occurred from Sept. 23- Sept. 30.