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Laredo Do the Write Thing DC Recognition Week 2018 photos

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Beaumont Do the Write Thing DC Recognition Week 2018 photos

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Austin Do the Write Thing DC Recognition Week 2018 photos

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Cameron County Do the Write Thing 2018 Recognition Week

Communities In Schools, Cameron County Do the Write Thing 2018 Recognition Week

TWC Commissioner Julian Alvarez

TWC Commissioner Julian Alvarez

National Recognition WeekOrientation Breakfast

National Recognition Week Orientation Breakfast

Kuwait Cultural Center

Kuwait Cultural Center

Coffee w/ Senator Ted Cruz

Coffee w/ Senator Ted Cruz

Chairs Meeting at The Watergate Hotel, Kingbird Restaurant

Chairs Meeting at The Watergate Hotel, Kingbird Restaurant

Aron Almeida DTWT 2018 Student Ambassador

Aron Almeida DTWT 2018 Student Ambassador

Ambassadors

Ambassadors

Visiting U.S. Supreme Court & Library of Congress

Visiting U.S. Supreme Court & Library of Congress

 

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Austin DTWTX challenge site in action

The Austin DTWTX challenge site was on the move in 2018. Check out photos from the Austin’s Recognition Ceremony and National Recognition Week in DC!

Austin’s Recognition Ceremony in the Spring of 2018.

Austin DTWT Finalist

Austin DTWT Finalist

Austin DTWT Management Team

Austin DTWT Management Team

Austin Chair The Honorable Orlinda Naranjo

Austin Chair The Honorable Orlinda Naranjo

Austin Coordinators Mary Bolden and Creschenda Horton

Austin Coordinators Mary Bolden and Creschenda Horton

Austin challenge site at the National Recognition Week in DC July 2018.

Austin National Ambassadors with Judge Julie Kocurek at the National Recognition Week in DC July 2018.

Austin National Ambassadors with Judge Julie Kocurek at the National Recognition Week in DC July 2018.

Mary, Judge Julie Kocurek and Cindy at the National Recognition Week in DC July 2018.

Mary, Judge Julie Kocurek and Cindy at the National Recognition Week in DC July 2018.

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2018 Houston/Harris County Recognition Ceremony

Houston and Harris County students gathered at NRG Stadium in May for the 2018 Do the Write Thing Texas Challenge Houston/Harris County Recognition Ceremony.

Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo

Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo addresses the honorees at the 2018 Houston/Harris County Recognition Ceremony

Judge Emmett

Judge Emmett meets with all 2018 Houston/Harris County School Finalists

Stovall Middle School’s Natalie Maldonado receives award from Do the Write Thing Houston/Harris County Chair Harris County Judge Ed Emmett for being a 2018 National Finalist.

Stovall Middle School’s Natalie Maldonado receives award from Do the Write Thing Houston/Harris County Chair Harris County Judge Ed Emmett for being a 2018 National Finalist.

Krimmel Intermediate School’s Walker Hammons receives award from Do the Write Thing Houston/Harris County Chair Harris County Judge Ed Emmett for being a 2018 National Finalist.

Krimmel Intermediate School’s Walker Hammons receives award from Do the Write Thing Houston/Harris County Chair Harris County Judge Ed Emmett for being a 2018 National Finalist.

Judge Lykos is pictured with Krimmel Intermediate’s teacher Holly Walsh and National Finalist Walker Hammons and Stovall Middle School’s teacher Alison Hess and National Finalist Natalie Maldonado

Judge Lykos is pictured with Krimmel Intermediate’s teacher Holly Walsh and National Finalist Walker Hammons and Stovall Middle School’s teacher Alison Hess and National Finalist Natalie Maldonado

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Austin Recognition Ceremony 2017

Two 8th grade students from Burnet Middle School in Austin ISD have been named national ambassadors for the Do the Write Thing Texas Challenge.

This year marks the first time that the two national ambassadors from the Austin-Travis County area have been from the same school.

Rudolph (RC) Hardin and Vivian Pan were selected as ambassadors for the program, which is an initiative of the National Campaign to Stop Violence.

Hardin and Pan’s compositions were selected from among 3,820 essays submitted by students in the Austin, Eanes, Del Valle, Manor and Pflugerville school districts.

The students will have the opportunity to travel to Washington DC to present their views on youth violence to national leaders.





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San Antonio National Finalists

San Antonio Chair, Coordinators and National Finalists 2016 National Recognition Week Washington DC.

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Bexar County loves DTWT

LEADER READER 73rd District Court Judge David A. Canales with Bexar County Juvenile Probation Officer Cindy Gonzales


LEADER READER 45th District Court Judge Stephani Walsh with Bexar County Juvenile Probation Officer Cindy Gonzales


LEADER READER Bexar County District Attorney Nicholas “Nico” LaHood with Bexar County Juvenile Probation Officer Cindy Gonzales


LEADER READER San Antonio Police Chief William McManus with Bexar County Juvenile Probation Officer Melissa Ayala


Bexar County Juvenile Probation Officer Gilbert A. Perez with LEADER READER 386th District Court Judge Laura Parker and Bexar County Juvenile Probation Officer Adam Morales


LEADER READER District 124 State Representative Ina Minjarez with Bexar County Juvenile Probation Officer Elida Robledo

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“DO THE WRITE THING” (DtWT) Bexar County

Dear Friends,

The mission of the National Campaign to Stop Violence (NCSV), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization, is to reduce violence and its impact on the livesof youth. The primary initiative of the NCSV is the “DO THE WRITE THING” (DtWT) Challenge Program.

Our DtWT team is working diligently to revive the DtWT Program and give our BexarCounty youth the opportunity to accept the “Challenge”. Our team is so excited to update you on the amazing strides toward our goal, including our partnerships with the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SACADA), our Leader Readers, and Aric Bostick. We are fired up!

Judge Antonia “Toni” Arteaga with her DtWT Committee.

First, we have partnered with Vickie Adams, Coalition Director of SACADA, who has generously accepted the challenge of coordinating the reading of all essays submitted.

Second, we are so very proud to announce our prestigious Selection Committee or our “LEADER READERS”, a collaboration of law enforcement, community and judiciary leaders. Our Leader Readers will evaluate our student finalist entries to select our two National Ambassadors (one male and one female) who will represent Bexar County at the NCSV’s Recognition Week in Washington, D.C. this summer.

And finally…ARIC BOSTICK! This gentleman is one of the nation’s leading motivational speakers and is now on our team! Aric will “fire up” our team so that all students, school administrators and teachers return to their schools raving about the DtWT Challenge. With Aric on our team … well, let’s just say on the motivational speaker circuit, Aric is the equivalent of our Tim Duncan! Our team is fired up and we hope you are ready for this amazing experience on APRIL 26, 2016! Details will follow on your role as Leader Readers. Tentatively, we will bring you no more than 50 (one-or-two page) essays for your review in January or early February 2016.

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