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Anti-violence essays yield honors for 12

Twelve middle-school students will be honored today for their essays on how to prevent violence. The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice will honor the finalists in the seventh annual Do the Write Thing Challenge during an awards luncheon in the Governor's Mansion.

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Reed Point eighth-grader shines in essay competition

REED POINT - It took three rewrites before Emily Haggard felt she'd hit her target. Evidently, the judges agreed. Haggard, a Reed Point eighth-grader, has faced enough violence and discrimination in her young life that she knew exactly what she wanted to say in her award-winning Do the Write Thing essay. She needed only to let it flow from her heart.

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Palm Beach students in Do the Write Thing Challenge share ways to combat violence

Internet social networks such as Facebook and My Space, text messaging and cell phone cameras give young people myriad ways to toss jabs at peers they don't like. That teasing and taunting can escalate into physical violence.

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Essay: Youth Violence

OGDEN, UT (kuer) - The statistics surrounding youth violence are sobering. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control, 30 percent of 6th to 10th graders in the United States were either a bully, a target of bullying, or both last year. Over 12 percent reported being in a fight at school while nearly 8 percent reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property.

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Girl, 12, aims to encourage peers to 'Do the Write Thing'

Kaaza Lightbourne remembers her sixth birthday party as the last time she saw or spoke to her father. He was accused of committing a violent crime and fled the country shortly after that. Today, the 12-year-old Boynton Beach resident and sixth-grader at Congress Middle School has turned that painful experience into something positive.

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7th-grader does 'write thing'

REED POINT - Seventh-grader Quentin Poole doesn't consider himself a poet. But a poem he submitted in an essay contest earlier this spring snagged him an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., this summer.

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SA students who “Do The Write Thing”

San Antonio.- Two national finalists were chosen by District Attorney Susan D. Reed, Chair of the Bexar County Do the Write Thing committee to participate in the National Campaign to Stop Violence, July 18 – 22, 2009 in Washington, D.C. Megan Kee and Brandon Robalin were honored. They were selected out of 4,287 seventh and eighth grades from the North East and San Antonio School Districts and from First Baptist Academy.

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Praise for "Do the Write Thing"

Peter S. Jensen, M.D. reflects on the power of the DtWT approach.

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Entertainment Reported to Influence Youth Violence

Middle Schoolers Identify Violent Content in Youth-Targeted Entertainment as a Strong Influence in Causing Youth Violence

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National Program Addresses Youth Violence

Local 6th, 7th and 8th graders invited to participate

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National Campaign to Stop Violence Launches Logo Contest for Do the Write Thing Challenge Program

The National Campaign to Stop Violence (“NCSV”) invites all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to create a new logo for the “Do the Write Thing Challenge” Program.

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