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Give Peace a Chance

Middle schoolers’ contest takes on cyber-bullying

Some kids are bullies, some kids are bullied; but at some point, all kids see other kids being hurt. What would you do if you learned that a friend has received cruel and intimidating messages?
    An alliance of Maryland peace groups is sponsoring a writing contest to learn what actions middle school students would take to help a kid being bullied. All seventh and eighth graders in Maryland are encouraged to explain how they’d “work with other students to develop a strategy for ending the cyber bullying.”
    You get up to 1,200 words to explain and up to April 30 to submit your essay. Four cash prizes to be awarded. Topic statement and other contest details: 410-263-7409; mjkeller@att.net.