CFISD students honored for anti-violence essays
From a Cy-Fair ISD press release:
Fourteen students in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD were recently selected as school finalists for the Do the Write Thing challenge, sponsored by the National Campaign to Stop Violence, and will be recognized at a reception on Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Minute Maid Park.
More than 15,000 students from 141 middle schools in the Houston area submitted essays in the contest that gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives.
Through classroom discussions and writings, students communicate what they think should be done to reduce student violence while committing to
do something about the problem.
The national and state finalists will be announced at the ceremony. These students, parents and teachers will participate in the Do the Write Thing Leadership Summit in Austin in June. At the summit, these groups will meet in congresses to draft and approve platforms stating principles that constitute a decent society. The platforms will be presented to dignitaries in the Chamber of the House of Representatives on the Do the Write Thing Day in Texas, and the students and educators are awarded proclamations from the Governor.
The national finalists will travel to Washington, D.C., in July for Recognition Week activities.
The following CFISD students were named Do the Write Thing school finalists:
Name, School, Grade
Lauren Alalay, Campbell MS, 8
Christopher Booker, Campbell MS, 8
Jose Flores, Cook MS, 8
Rebecca Doucet, Cook MS, 7
Dylan Ontiberoz, Dean MS, 7
Claudia Torres, Dean MS, 7
Christian Speight, Goodson MS, 7
Nawal Umar, Goodson MS, 7
Laura Ramirez, Labay MS, 8
Barry Oshiba, Labay MS, 8
Julia Palarski, Spillane MS, 8
Braeden Whitthaus, Spillane MS, 8
Alaba Sadiq, Truitt MS, 7
Khaled Woheidy, Truitt MS, 7
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