Jackson middle schoolers ‘Do the Write Thing’ about violence
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JACKSON, Tenn. — Jackson students on Wednesday accepted the challenge to “Do the Write Thing.” The challenge gives middle school students the opportunity to write about the impact of youth violence in their lives. They also are encouraged to talk about what they think can be done to change our culture of violence. Students are asked to make personal commitments to do something about the problem. Last year’s winner says that’s what she did. “I felt like I could get my voice out there and be heard so that people could hear my opinions about things, cause I feel like kids aren’t really heard too much about their opinions, but we have good ones,” 2014 National Ambassador Payton Bunting said. Organizers say in seven years, the Jackson-Madison County School System has had more than 3,000 6th, 7th and 8th graders accept the challenge against youth violence by submitting writings.