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Utah's "Do the Write Thing Challenge" will announce the finalists for the National Campaign to Stop Youth Violence

WHAT:
The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ) will announce two National Finalists and honor 25 Utah middle school students for their written anti-violence entries to Utah's 14th Annual "Do the Write Thing" Challenge as part of the National Campaign to Stop Youth Violence.

Utah's two National Finalists will be acknowledged at the Do the Write Thing National Recognition Ceremony in Washington, D.C. June 14-18. A book containing the students' writings will be placed in the Library of Congress.

Nearly 2,000 Utah students submitted essays for review. Judges selected the top two finalists and 25 students whose essays will be published to help build greater awareness to youth violence and bullying.

WHO:
Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ)
National finalists
25 middle school students and their teachers being honored
VIP Judges Chief Chris Burbank and Jeremy Holm

WHEN:
Friday, April 25, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
12:15 Keynote Address by Jeremy Holm Head Coach, U.S. Adaptive Bobsled Team
12:30 Awards and Finalists Presentation

WHERE:
Viridian West Jordan Library & Event Center
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, Utah

VISUALS & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
Select students and teachers will be available to share their experience and excerpts from their essay entries that are being published.

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