Northmont Middle School students successful in crime-prevention essay

Northmont Middle School’s students participated in the Montgomery County Violence Prevention Project, and several earned recognition for their efforts.

Each year, local students write creative ways to prevent different forms of violence: bullying, cyber bullying, weapon violence, violence resulting from drugs or alcohol and violence resulting in verbal or physical abuse.

This year, weapon violence was the most popular topic because of recent events in the United States with school gun violence.

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There were 1,500 kindergarten through 12th-grade students who participated in this project in Montgomery County. The top 120 students in the county were invited to a ceremony sponsored by Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck last Wednesday.

The students who placed first, second and third in the seventh- and eighth-grade division were all from Northmont Middle School. These top winners all wrote about violence resulting in from verbal abuse, according to Information Officer Jenny Wood.

Nine students from the school received honorable mentioned.

Priya Armour, Sydney Cooper and Emma Pollock were the top three winners of the project. Macy August, Aubrey Brant, Grace Brown, Lena Edwards, Caden Geiger, Andrew Grimm, Cole Miller, Liz Nicholson and Audrey Rickmon were those on the honorable mentions list.

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