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Councilman Hosts "Do the Write Thing" Challenge

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

Students and their families turned out for the "Do the Write Thing" Challenge Banquet, Monday night at the DoubleTree Hotel in Jackson.

The Challenge gives students from across the United States the opportunity to communicate their thoughts on the impact of youth violence on their lives and to make personal commitments to reduce violence.

More than 700 students accepted the challenge, writing poems, essays and plays about youth violence.

"For them to be able to put into words, very therapeutic, but as well, it gives them solutions to youth violanece so they can statr thinking about some of their actions," said Councilman Ernest Brooks, II, chairman of the "Do the Write Thing" program.

The TOP 10 boys and girls were recognized at the banquet and presented with prizes. The boy and girl ambassadors that will represent Jackson in Washington, D.C. during the "Do the Write Thing" National Recognition Week in July were also recognized.
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