JMCSS students named ambassadors for the Do The Write Thing challenge


JACKSON, Tenn. – An annual writing competition recognized students in the Jackson-Madison County school system.

What can you do to prevent violence among young people? The question was posed to young writers in the school system.

“Today is our annual lunch for the Jackson Do The Write Thing Challenge, which is a youth violence prevention program for middle school students here in our Jackson-Madison County school system,” the city councilor said. Ernest Brooks.

The Do The Write Thing challenge gives middle school students the opportunity to share some of their personal experiences through writing.

“The violence I suffered from my peers was something that just bothered me at the time,” said Zoe Azbill, ambassador for the program. “Putting a pen on a paper has helped to process and overcome it. “

Ten boys and 10 girls were carefully selected to become ambassadors for the program. Azbill and Isiah Coleman were chosen from among 20 to become National Ambassadors.

“At first I really didn’t think I would get all these awards and stuff, but I just started writing. Like the effects of violence, how it affected me, then other people in my community Said Coleman.

The challenge not only sparked the idea of ​​making a difference, but also helped some students come to terms with their own identities.

“It really is. It not only helped me gain confidence in myself, but it helped me speak shamelessly to people and not let “what if they don’t agree with that” affect me, ”he said. said Azbill.

All Ambassadors received a Kindle Gift Card and a booklet with all written material.

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The two national Do The Write Thing Ambassadors will become public authors and also participate in a virtual online recognition ceremony.

You can find out more about The Do The Write Thing online or through their Facebook page.

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