VIDEO : A straightforward video by students at Wood-Ridge High School heads the list of winners of Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli’s “Don’t Stand By for Bullying” contest. Eleventh and 12th graders Melissa Spethmann, Eric Puga, Valerie Cafarella, and Joe Tartaglione will be among those lauded Wednesday at a unique conference of nearly 350 educators, law enforcement officers and social service professionals.
Wood-Ridge High School students in award-winning “How to Stop Bullying 101″
WHEN : 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., April 27
WHERE : The Venetian, Garfield
Completely paid for through forfeiture funds, “Educator’s Update: Latest Issues & Laws Affecting Students & Schools” will touch on several key topics:
• Current youth trends involving narcotics and alcohol;
• The toughest anti-bullying law in the U.S., whose chief architect is state Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle of Bergen County ( CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO );
• Other legislation concerning education from Congressman Steven Rothman;
• Updates about student safety and technology.
Special presentations will also be made to the winning entries in the anti-bullying essay contest (see below).
These include “How to Stop Bullying 101” :
“Students from throughout the county submitted more than 1,200 entries of posters, Powerpoint presentations, and videos depicting their ideas about how to combat bullying,” said Molinelli.
Both the Midland School in Paramus and the Hoover School in Bergenfield produced two winners each. The Anti-Bullying Club at Westwood JR/SR High School had another.
For the entries, click here:
BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
THE WINNERS :
Kindergarten – Melanie Robles , YWCA After School Program, Brookside School, Westwood
1st Grade – Sarthak Gandotra , Hoover School, Bergenfield
2nd Grade – Tatiana Brand , Roosevelt School, Garfield
3rd Grade – Marc Rivera , Midland School, Paramus
4th Grade – Andrew Fajardo , Midland School, Paramus
5th Grade – Sarah Hartwig , Hoover School, Bergenfield
6th Grade – Anthony Guranian , Ho-Ho-Kus Public School, Ho-Ho-Kus
7th Grade – Dongeum Kim , Tenafly Middle School, Tenafly
8th Grade – Anti-Bullying Club , Westwood JR/SR High School, Washington Twp.
9th Grade –
Period 9 Group 4 Class
Rachel Sontag, Jacqueline Romeo, Melissa Bui
Westwood High School, Washington Twp .
11th Grade – Tenafly Teen Pep , Tenafly High School
11th /12th Grade –
Melissa Spethmann, Eric Puga, Valerie Cafarella, Joe Tartaglione
Wood-Ridge High School, Wood-Ridge
12th Grade –
Rutherford High School
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