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Selah Middle School Students Earn National Award!

Selah Middle School has earned the first place Middle School Stand-Up Program Award!Selah Middle School Earns National Middle School Stand-Up Award!

Congratulations to Genavieve Gamache, Makenna Heinle, and Clare Richards whose outstanding work earned the school the national Stand-Up prize for their Family, Career and Community Leaders of Amercia (FCCLA) project, Cyberbullying, Delete It!   

Concerned about the amount of online drama transpiring within their age group, this past fall, the trio taught a series of three virtual cyberbullying lessons to students in sixth through eighth grades at the middle school.  The intent was to raise awareness about teens and online activity and the rise of the cyberbullying often connected with electronic communication.   Each lesson focused on a different topic and the activity concluded with a school-wide poster contest.  In addition to earning the school national recognition, the Selah Middle School FCCLA Chapter will receive a $1,000 award and be recognized at the FCCLA Hybrid National Leadership Conference this summer.  Additionally, Gamache, Heinle and Richards will present their campaign in competition at the national conference, after they qualified by winning the State competition earlier this spring.

Stand-Up is a national peer education program that guides members to develop, plan, carry-out and evaluate advocacy activities to improve the quality of life in their communities.  Members develop their voice to make a positive impact.  The award recognizes chapters that assess current needs, educate others regarding concerns and advocate so that they can make a difference now and in the future.

Congratulations to Genavieve Gamache, Makenna Heinle and Clare Richards for their work in earning Selah Middle School the National Stand-Up Program Award!