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Sunday, May 15, 2022

North Marion Middle School wins second consecutive ‘Say Something’ Award

North Marion Middle School is now a two-time winner of the annual Sandy Hook Promise ‘Say Something’ Award.

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to end school shootings and create a cultural change by preventing violence and other harmful acts that hurt children.

The ‘Say Something’ awards recognize the creative ways that schools celebrate “upstanders,” students who speak up to get help for classmates who may be in crisis and acknowledge the trusted adults who are keeping students safe. These awards go in tandem with SHP’s national call-to-action held each March, known as Say Something Week.

North Marion Middle School, which also won the award in 2021, was one of only six winning schools this year. The winners were selected based on videos or slideshows that demonstrated student leadership, involvement, and program sustainability, along with the depth of activities that students participated in during Say Something Week.

North Marion Middle School’s Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Club created and submitted their award-winning video, and it can be viewed by clicking here.

The middle school will receive a $250 prize toward Say Something initiatives, an award certificate, and worldwide recognition on Sandy Hook Promise’s website and social media channels.

For more information, contact Golden Apple Teacher Daphne Butler, sponsor of North Marion Middle School’s SAVE Promise Club, via phone (352-671-6035) or email ([email protected]).