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Anti-Bullying

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office recognized National Bullying Prevention Month in October 2013 by sponsoring its second annual Anti-Bullying Awareness Art Contest.

An invitation to was sent to Mercer County schools asking for art submissions from students that reflected their stance against bullying in our schools and communities. Any student currently enrolled in a Mercer County school, grades kindergarten through 12th, for the 2013-2014 school year was eligible to participate.

Three topics were given for all grade levels to base their artwork: Standing Up Against Bullying; Stopping Bullying Over Social Media; and How Can We Reduce the Prevalence of Bullying in Our Schools?

Elementary school students (K-5) were asked to submit a drawing or painting with their interpretation of one of the topics; middle school students (6-8) were asked to submit a blog or design a webpage; and high school students (9-12) were asked to submit a video of a public service announcement.

Twenty-three schools participated and 697 students submitted entries. Detective Natischa K. Clark organized the contest and winners were recognized at a ceremony held on December 13 at the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

Benjamin Shaffer of Robinson Elementary School (Hamilton) was the calendar cover winner.

First place winners in each of the categories were:

Elementary (K-2): Cassidy Zelt, Lore Elementary School (Ewing)
Elementary (3-5): Rithesh Rajasekar, Ethel McKnight Elementary School (East Windsor)
Middle School: Macie Booz, Olivia Lambardi, Nadine Mahgoul, Sophia Marsalone, Kaitlyn McAuliffe & Nicole Obiukwu, Grice Middle School (Hamilton)
High School: Lara Cauwels & Jennifer Meiskin, Robbinsville High School
Benjamin Shaffer, Robinson Elementary School (Hamilton)

2013 PSA Video
Don’t Wait Until It Happens

2012:

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office recognized National Bullying Prevention Month in October 2012 by sponsoring its first annual Anti-Bullying Awareness Art Contest.

An invitation to was sent to Mercer County schools asking for art submissions from students that reflected their stance against bullying in our schools and communities. Any student currently enrolled in a Mercer County school, grades kindergarten through 12th, for the 2012-2013 school year was eligible to participate.

Three topics were given for all grade levels to base their artwork: anti-bullying; why we should care about bullying and how it affects our community; and how we can reduce the prevalence of bullying in our schools.

Elementary school students (K-5) were asked to submit a drawing or painting with their interpretation of one of the topics; middle school students (6-8) were asked to submit a blog or design a webpage; and high school students (9-12) were asked to submit a video of a public service announcement.

Fourteen schools participated and 495 entries were received. Detective Natischa Clark organized the contest and winners were recognized at a ceremony held on November 30 at the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

First place winners in each of the categories were:

Elementary (K-2): Benjamin Shaffer, Robinson Elementary School (Hamilton)
Elementary (3-5): Jillian Hauer, Robinson Elementary School (Hamilton)
Middle School: Samuel Boaeng, American Boychoir School (Princeton)
High School: Lara Cauwels, Robbinsville High School

2012 PSA Video
Anti-Bullying:Trending Everywhere

Meet the 2012 Winners

Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri and Detective Natischa Clark of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office (back row) are pictured with (from left to right) contest winners Kellie Hodson and Lara Cauwels, Robbinsville High School; and Jillian Hauer, Rose Alebus and Benjamin Shaffer, Robinson Elementary School.

Detective Natischa Clark of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office (center) is pictured with Samuel Boaeng (left) and Makinrola Orafidiya (right) of the American Boyschool Choir. Boaeng won first place in the middle school category for his blog, while Orafidiya took home second place.