Essay contest helping students tackle bullying, gun violence, and more
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Winners of the Bullying Belonging Gun Violence and Safety essay contest were announced Sunday, June 4, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church in Charlottesville.
The goal was to write about their perception of bullying, gun violence, and feeling insecure or unsafe in their area, as well as coming up with ways to make it better.
“This is an opportunity to center their voices, to make sure that we hear from them those solutions they think will move the needle in a positive direction,” Brian Williams with the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy said.
Each winner received $100 and presented their essay to everyone in attendance.
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