Announcements for 8 March, 2014:
2014 Ford Freedom Award Essay Contest for Grades 4-8
Brought to you by Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services in cooperation with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
The theme of the 2014 Ford Freedom Award Program, "The Power of Perseverance," is epitomized by 2014 Ford Freedom Award Honoree Nelson Mandela, the revered anti-apartheid activist who spent more than 25 years in prison before becoming the first black South African president.
In celebration of the 2014 Ford Freedom Award theme, Michigan students in Grades 4-8 are invited to submit essays on the following topic:
Describe a time in your life when you could have given up, but chose instead to persevere despite difficulties, and in so doing achieved success. Describe the situation, the obstacles to success and the results achieved.
Contest Deadline: Mailed or hand-delivered for receipt by Wednesday, April 9.
The goal of the survey is to determine how much — and in what ways — bullying affects students in Michigan schools. From the responses in the first survey, the answer is: A lot.
In the survey, students said verbal bullying is the most common kind of bullying experienced by Michigan students — threats, put- downs, mean remarks or gossip. Indirect bullying — spreading rumors, making threatening gestures or keeping people out of a group — is the second worst kind of bullying, according to the survey, followed by physical bullying and cyberbullying on the Internet.
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► Click here to submit your survey results