Elementary students honored for stand up against bullying

Published 8:33 pm Monday, November 13, 2023

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Five Suffolk Public School elementary students were honored for taking a stand against bullying while promoting kindness.

Skylar Beckett of Elephant’s Fork Elementary, Zoe and Kayla Booth of Oakland Elementary, Laila Watkins of Booker T. Washington Elementary and Aujuati Richardson of Mack Benn Jr. Elementary were each celebrated for their anti-bullying campaign YouTube video, “New Neighbor Gets Bullied, Instant Regret” during the SPS School Board Meeting held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at City Hall Chambers. Made in October, the video was to commemorate National Bullying Prevention Month. SPS Communications & Community Engagement Officer Anthonette Ward-Dickens congratulated the students while acknowledging their work. 

“…During this time as many of us know, the main initiative behind National Bullying Prevention Month is to prevent childhood bullying and promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion,” Ward-Dickens said. “Tonight we want to recognize five of our elementary students for creatively taking a stance against bullying. These young ladies, with the help of their parents, created a skit for a YouTube video that shows how bullying can impact others.” 

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