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Step Up. Step In. at J.L. Newbern Middle School

These organizations provided funding to create awareness on the topic of bullying and its impact on youth in Georgia. Mr. Chastang II is the coordinator of this program for Lowndes County and other surrounding counties through South Health District.

Recently, Newbern Middle School students participated in an essay, art, or poetry contest sponsored by the Step Up. Step In. program that focused on preventing sexual bullying for teens. There were a total of 32 NMS students who submitted entries for the contest. There were 3 winners, and 10 students who received honorable mention.  Winners received $100 for 1st place, $75 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place.  Jaydan Hutcherson won first place, Jazmin Roundtree won second place, and Keyiana Whiteside won third place.  Congratulations to these students!