Bunche Middle School is proud to announce that Ishatou Diambo, an 8th grader at Bunche, and Todd McClendon, a 7th grader at Bunche, were selected as finalists in the ‘Do the Write Thing’ Essay Contest. Each year, this anti-violence organization challenges students to express their position on the impact of youth violence on their lives, the causes and effects of youth violence, and ways to prevent youth violence in their communities.
All across America, students are rising to the challenge of doing something to end youth violence. The Do the Write Thing Challenge 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 youth violence. In addition, they make personal commitments to do something about this problem. Local community groups promote the program at the grassroots level so that teachers, school administrators, parents, coaches, and young people can bring youth violence into the open, where it can be examined and talked about in a constructive way.
This year, the finalists will be recognized at an annual dinner. If selected as national ambassadors, the students, along with their family and teachers, will be invited to Washington D.C. for a national conference.