MISCOUCHE – During the month of February, Crime Stoppers partnered with the English and French Language Schools Boards along with sponsors ADL and the Charlottetown Islanders Hockey Club, in presenting a contest aimed at raising awareness of the negative effects of bullying on the lives of students.
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Gabrielle Richard, from Miscouche Consolidated School, second place winner in Crime Stoppers anti-bullying contest, receives her Charlottetown Islander Autographed hockey stick from Islander Players. Left to right are Zack Beaton, Nathan Yetman, and Daniel Sprong.
The contest was open to all grade 7 to 12 students on Prince Edward Island. Students were asked to produce an original drawing that will be used on the 2015 Anti-bullying Pink Shirt.
During February and March, in support of this initiative, Crime Stoppers co-ordinator, Phil Pitts, and players and coaches from the Islanders’ hockey club travelled to a number of schools from O’Leary to Fortune to speak with students in grades 4 to 7 about their anti-bullying message.
First place went to Jessica Turbide and Sarah MacWilliams, Grade 7 students at École Francois-Buote School who received the $500 prize from sponsor ADL, while in second place was Gabrielle Richard, a Grade 9 student at Miscouche Consolidated School who received a team autographed hockey stick from prize sponsor Charlottetown Islanders Junior Hockey Club.