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South Charleston Middle School Students Assigned Seats at Lunch for a Cause

South Charleston Middle School Students Assigned Seats at Lunch for a Cause

One Kanawha County middle school is taking a proactive approach to bullying prevention. They’re doing that by mixing up the seats in the lunchroom and making sure that no one sits alone. “Just looking at other people and seeing that they’re not sitting alone, it makes me feel 100 times better,” said Allie Rosen, who’s the Student State Representative for [Be Strong].

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Worthless or Worth More?

Worthless or Worth More?

As the years passed, getting bullied resulted in me becoming a bully. As a bully I was always ostracized from clubs, gatherings, and school assemblies which was like adding gas to fire. Historically, only students who were well behaved attended assemblies and social events. My negative behavior prevented school-based and community organizations from including me in their activities. This, in turn, made me feel invisible.

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We Dine Together Becomes Popular at Oregon City High School

We Dine Together Becomes Popular at Oregon City High School

Shaylee Cooper, OCHS sophomore class president, only set up the innovative program in
partnership with the school resource officers for the district at the beginning of this month. We
Dine Together is an initiative within Be Strong’s Student State Representative program, and Cooper is Oregon’s student representative.

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‘Enough is Enough’: Be Strong Student State Rep Addresses School Board Following Parkland Shooting

‘Enough is Enough’: Be Strong Student State Rep Addresses School Board Following Parkland Shooting

It’s nerve-wracking for anybody to stand in a room full of strangers and capture their attention for several minutes, but Be Strong Student State Rep Theresa DeMayo, a 16-year-old resident of The Woodlands did exactly that at the Feb. 20 Conroe ISD board meeting to talk about the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida, and how she feels bullying may have played a role in the tragedy.

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