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Marshall and Vincent Students Do the Write Thing

Region V named Marshall and Vincent Middle School students as Campus Finalists in the “Do the Write Thing” challenge in May of 2020. Congratulations to the following students: 


Campus/Grade Level

Paige Elmore 

West Brook High School freshman/former Marshall eighth-grade student

Austin Pfleegor

Marshall Middle School seventh-grade student

Joei Williams 

Vincent Middle School eighth-grade student

Isaiah Barber

Vincent Middle School seventh-grade student

Due to COVID-19 and hurricane delays, students recently picked up their trophy and a flash drive with a digital book at a
drive-thru celebration at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas.

Each year across America, students rise to the challenge of doing something to end youth violence. “Do the Write Thing” offers middle school students the opportunity to examine youth violence's impact on their lives.  

Essays are submitted and read by local volunteers to determine the winners. Over the summer, finalists had the opportunity to share a video with their perspective on the “Do the Write Thing” Facebook page. The essays are compiled and published in an anthology in the Library of Congress.

“What a challenging year this has been! After a long wait, our local winners received their trophies thanks to the generosity of the Jefferson County Dispute Resolution Center,” said local program coordinator Jes Prince. “We’re excited to start the process for 2021 soon.”