Wednesday, March 05, 2008
South eighth graders' suicide prevention program fares well at state Project Citizen competition
Each year during the third quarter of the school year, my next door neighbor on the second floor at South Middle School, eighth grade social studies teacher Rocky Biggers, has his classes participate in Project Citizen, a state program in which students research a problem that faces the community, devises an action plan, and figures out how to implement that action plan.
I have been one of the judges of the event since I arrived at South for the 2003-2004 school year, and this year's project, a suicide prevention program, was a clear winner among Mr. Biggers' six classes.
The students presented their program to judges in Jefferson City Monday and received an "Excellent" rating.
The complete story can be found at Room 210 News.