Montana Board of Crime Control

Do the Write Thing

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All across America, students are rising to the challenge of doing something to end youth violence. Montana’s Do the Write Thing Challenge is a violence prevention program that allows middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact on their lives and to communicate in written form what they think should be done to reduce youth violence. By encouraging students to make personal commitments to do something about the problem, the program ultimately seeks to give them the opportunity to break the cycles of violence in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods. Do the Write Thing is an initiative of the National Campaign to Stop Violence.

If you would like to participate in the Do the Write Thing challenge, or would like more information, please email Rachel Gemar.

 

2022 Do the Write Thing

Schedule

  • March 1, 2022 - Student writings due to MBCC (due date extended from February 1, 2022)
  • May 14, 2022 - Montana State Do the Write Thing Recognition Event in Helena
  • July 16 - 20, 2022 - National Do the Write Thing Recognition Ceremony

Documents

National Links

2022 Do the Write Thing State Celebration

Saturday, May 15, 2022 in Helena, Montana

2022 Do the Write Thing Winners
From left to right: Randy Shipman, Lilla Guiberson, Aliyah Riener, Averie Nielsen, Teague Cromwell, James Pearston, Emily Allred, Nimalka De Alwis, Loyal Anderson, Mitchell Clavadetscher, Natalia Bowser, Rachel Gemar

2022 Montana's National Student Ambassadors

Nimalka De Alwis
East Middle School
Butte, MT

Teague Cromwell
Anaconda Junior/Senior High School
Anaconda, MT

Nimalka De Alwis
Nimalka De Alwis
Teague Cromwell
Teague Cromwell

2022 Montana's State Finalists

Emily Allred
East Middle School
Butte, MT

Lilla Guiberson
Dillon Middle School
Dillon, MT

Averie Nielsen
Anaconda Junion/Senior High School
Anaconda, MT

Aliyah Riener
Dillon Middle School
Dillon, MT

Loyal Anderson
Laurel Middle School
Laurel, MT

Mitchell Clavadetscher
Laurel Middle School
Laurel, MT

James Pearston
East Middle School
Butte, MT

Gabe Price
Whitehall Middle School
Whitehall, MT

Emily Allred
Emily Allred
Lilla Guiberson
Lilla Guiberson
Averie Nielsen
Averie Nielsen
Aliyah Riener
Aliyah Riener
Loyal Anderson
Loyal Anderson
Mitchell Clavadetscher
Mitchell Clavadetscher
James Pearston
James Pearston

Thank You to Participating Schools, Teachers, and Students!

The Montana Board of Crime Control received $5,000 from the national Do the Write Thing program to encourage local participation. MBCC awarded $1,000 to schools with the highest percentage of seventh and eighth grade students submitting essays regarding youth violence. The awarded schools may use the funds for anything they wish.

Over 400 student essays were submitted for the Do the Write Thing challenge across the entire state of Montana. The five schools with the highest participation in 2022 include:

  • Anaconda Junior-Senior High School, Anaconda, MT
  • Dillon Middle School, Dillon, MT
  • East Middle School, Butte, MT
  • Laurel Middle School, Laurel, MT
  • Whitehall Middle School, Whitehall, MT
Anaconda Junior-Senior High School
Erin Everett accepts the award for Anaconda Junior-Senior High School
Dillon Middle School
Becky Telling accepts the award for Dillon Middle School
East Middle School, Butte, MT
Jami Fabatz accepts the award for East Middle School
Laurel Middle School, Laurel, MT
Michelle Cooper accepts the award for Laurel Middle School
Whitehall Middle School, Whitehall, MT
Tara Pino accepts the award for Whitehall Middle School, Whitehall, MT

Previous Do the Write Thing Celebrations

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