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Third-Grader Stands Up To Bullying, Wins Contest

Kelsey Parodi of Euclid School won for her grade level in a county-wide contest

Kelsey Parodi, a third grade student at , was named the winner for her grade level in the 2012 “Don’t Stand by for Bullying” contest hosted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

The contest, which was open to all county students, challenged entrants to “tell us how you won’t just stand by and let bullying happen.”  

Elementary school students submitted posters, middle school students sent in PowerPoint presentations, and high school students crafted videos. Schools chose their top entries for each grade level. The final voting was conducted online at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office website.

“In this, the second year of our contest, we have seen a 25 percent increase in the number of schools participating, “said Prosecutor John Molinelli. “We are eager to partner with Bergen County educators in keeping young people focused on eliminating bullying behavior.”

Winning students were honored at the Prosecutor’s Office’s recent SNAP conference for educators and law enforcement.

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