A Jamesville-DeWitt student’s essay on bullying sends him to Washington DC

Thank you to Lisa Spitz for her article (excerpt below) about 8th grade student, Joseph Kiesa, of Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School. Joseph’s essay on the topic of bullying has earned him a spot at a 4-day conference in Washington, D.C. to talk with the nation’s leaders. Like many of the teens we have met through the Sprigeo Heroes Project, Joseph stands out as a person who wants to play an active role in creating a culture that values kindness over bullying. New York is also home to a few of our Sprigeo Heroes at Edward Town Middle School in Sanborn, New York. Teens continue to show the powerful impact they can have in overcoming the challenge of bullying in schools.

Article excerpt:

JAMESVILLE — An 8th grade student at Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School is heading to Washington, D.C. to take part in a national conference on stopping violence.

Joseph Kiesa is one of 56 middle school students who were chosen from across the country.

Kiesa is one of 60,000 entrants who submitted an essay on the topic of bullying to the National Campaign to Stop Violence. He was selected as a National Ambassador in the “Do the Write Thing Challenge.”


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