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Miss New York State: ‘Stop bullying’

“Stop, Block and Tell!”

Children are used to the safety slogan for fires, “Stop, Drop and Roll.” However, Miss New York State Kaitlin Monte recently visited the Oswego Middle School in her effort to address the topic of bullying and taught a new concept of defense.

The special visitor presented two programs at OMS as she first gathered with the seventh and eighth graders before spending an hour with the fifth and sixth grade students from all five of Oswego’s elementary schools.

Drawing from personal experiences Monte provided an interesting journey for the Oswego students.

She said, “My brother was autistic and he was picked on and my sister suffered from dyslexia and was bullied by a teacher, which left both of them with emotional scars.”

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