West Palm girl among top finishers in essay contest on violence, bullying

 

DTWT 16 Emily Briceno

Emily Briceno

A West Palm Beach resident and 7th grader at Conniston Community Middle School is among the top 10 students to be honored May 10 at the Do The Write Thing Challenge Awards Luncheon at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

Emily Briceno, who was 3rd runner-up for girls, wrote about how an armed robbery at her home affected her and how it helped her decide she wants to help others.

From the thousands of participating students, Kirsten Brown, a seventh grader at Don Estridge Middle School in Boca Raton and Quinton Williams, a sixth grader at Howell L. Watkins Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens, were selected as Ambassadors from Palm Beach County.  Brown and Williams will travel to Washington. D.C. this summer to represent Palm Beach County during National DTWT Recognition Week.

The 2016 Do The Write Thing Challenge is part of the National Campaign to Stop Violence.