May 24, 2019
Dr. Beth Reaves – Head of School, Washington School for Girls (WSG)
Washington School for Girls is a co-sponsored ministry of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.
Students at the Washington School for Girls recently participated in the DC division of the “Do the Write Thing” challenge. This challenge was part of a larger national contest inviting students to express their ideas about violence prevention in the form of an essay. Out of nearly 200 students, WSG’s 6th grade student, Michelle, was named an ambassador of “Do the Write Thing.”
Following is an excerpt from her inspiring essay:
Michelle, 6th grade, presenting her essay as DC Attorney General Karl Racine looks on.
“All of this violence is picking us off one by one. Instead of hating one another, we should love one another. If you see someone being bullied, let a trusted adult know. Just watching may make things worse for the person being bullied. If you are being abused at home or anywhere, let a trusted adult know. If you are feeling insecure about yourself, let a trusted adult know, they may make sure you don’t have any suicidal thoughts or actions. If someone you know is feeling suicidal, let a trusted adult know immediately. Things may escalate very quickly. If you are being bullied by a gang, try to stay away from them and let higher authorities deal with the situation. Put your guns down. Put all of your weapons down.
I will stand up for people who cannot stand up for themselves. I will encourage others to stand up for themselves. If I can get a group of people who believe me, we can get others to believe us and change the world!”
How proud we are of Michelle, and we know you share that pride with us! Because of your support, students like Michelle will become adults who make a difference.