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State Representative Marissa M.

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“I’m a proud Be Strong Leader.”

-Marissa

Why Marissa M. was Nominated:

Marissa joined the organization last year while she was in the fourth grade. She assisted two sixth grade students with an after school program for eight weeks, educating students in kindergarten through sixth grade about the types of bullying, ways we can handle various situations, etc. This year, Marissa helped toorganize a One Legat a Time week focusing onbeing your own superhero, celebrating cultures, wearing colors that represent you, mixing and matching while not caring what others think and ofcourse offering students the chance to wear black and green to show support against our cause. She also organizes and leads an after school program this year for students in kindergarten through sixth grade, extending itto ten weeks. Although Marissa has not been bullied herself, she has had people be mean and rude to her. She knows how to think through situations and prevents circumstances from turning into bullying. As a close observer to those around her, she sees that this is not easy for everyone. She is secure instanding up for others and feels comfortable relying on trusted adults to follow through on situations. I am amazed at the commitment she has toward the program. She is great with managing her time, communicating, organizing, presenting, and remaining on the same level as those she educates, all while having fun. I highly nominate my student, Marissa, for Champions of Change.

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State Representative Alanna H.

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“I choose to Be Strong every day by evaluating my thoughts & actions, making sure that I am kind to others, and others are kind to each other.”

-Alanna

Why Alanna H. was Nominated:

Alanna has been searching for ways to improve school culture and make all students feel welcome. We came across Be Strong and the movement We Dine Together and the students instantly loved the idea. Alanna is an amazing individual and phenomenal team member.

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State Representative Blaize S.

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“I want to set an example for future generations of not only how to be an exemplary citizen, but person.”

-Blaize

Why Blaize S. was Nominated:

Blaize is outgoing student body leader (class cabinet) that is well liked and respected by her peers. She is energetic and intelligent, and very well rounded.

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State Representative Haile C.

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“I want to put an end to byllying here at our school. I’ve personally dealt with it and I want to make students feel welcome, safe, and enjoy school when they come here.”

-Haile

Why Haile was Nominated:

Haile is an active student here at Hilliard Darby High School. She is a cheerleader and on the Junior Cabinet and she challenges herself academically. I think Haile will make a great ambassador because when she notices a student who is feeling isolated or alone, she reaches out to him/her to invite them into her circle. Haile wants nothing more than a culture of kindness in school. She has made a very conscientious effort this year to be kind and to do the right thing.

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State Representative Victoria F.

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“It’s amazing how a little act of kindness can go a long way”

-Victoria

Why Victoria F. was Nominated:

I am one of the school counselors and I am nominating Victoria. Victoria is one of the strongest girls I have worked with. She has dealt with a lot of challenges in her life, and unfortunately she has experienced a lot ofbullying in middle and high school. She fought through this time with help from counselors and her family, and she is doing extremely well her senior year. She had straight A’s her first semester and she isworking on programs within and outside ofschool to help empower others who have experience bullying. She is a perfect example of a “champion for change in our community” and I am proud tobe her counselor!!

My Community Voice

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State Representative Aiden L.

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“I believe that students shouldn’t feel insecure and lonely daily.”

-Aiden

Why Aiden was Nominated:

Last year, Aiden approached me on his own accord asking if I would help him to start a We Dine Together club at our school. Walnut Hill has over 3000 students and Aiden, as a student with Autism, knows firsthand how overwhelming it can be to sit in the large cafeteria. Aiden presented his mission to me and expressed that he wanted to make sure that every student at Walnut Hills has a friend to sit with in the lunchroom. Aiden is an academically strong leader who has worked hard this summer to spearhead a We Dine Together club at our school. He is a kind, confident and inspiring student who is always thinking of what he can do for others. I can’t think of a better student to be the face of this club at our school and hope you’ll consider him as a representative.

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State Representative Callie G.

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“Well, it’s not over yet, let’s go!”

-Callie

Why Callie was Nominated:

Callie will be a terrific leader of We Dine Together at Indian Hill Schools. She is a warm and funny person, a wonderful story teller and shares terrific knowledge with all people that she encounters. Callie has an inclusive spirit that will help others feel comfortable and build community. I am excited to see her do this and share her spirit with others in the school.

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State Representative Tarasia P.

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“I choose to Be Strong in my school, community and in the hearts of those around me by spreading God’s love, random acts of kindness and uplifting others when I can.”

-Tarasia

Why Tarasia was Nominated:

I am nominating Tarasia because she exemplifies great leadership qualities. She comes to school every day with a positive attitude ready to work. When she is not in the classroom or doing extracurricular activities, she is busy volunteering as a teacher’s aide in one of the kindergarten classrooms. I have no doubt that Tarasia will succeed as a state rep!

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