Jackson councilman hosts annual 'Do the Write Thing" luncheon recognizing student writers
JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - Today, Councilman Ernest Brooks held the annual Jackson Do the Write Thing luncheon to recognize middle and high school students who participated in the youth violence prevention program.
The program gives students a chance to express how violence affects their daily lives and what they think should be done to enact change in their community.
Within the Jackson-Madison County School System, 200 students submitted essays.
Ten girls and ten boys were selected as school ambassadors and invited to the luncheon.
Zoe Azbill was one of two chosen as the 2021 National Ambassadors and is grateful to receive such an honor.
“It can feel very overwhelming, but I am still overall very excited. I am looking forward to keeping on writing in the future and keep on letting my voice be out there because that is something very important to me,” said Zoe Azbill, one of the students selected as National Ambassadors.
Isaiah Coleman was also chosen as a National Ambassador and he says it’s a dream come true.
The National Ambassadors will be recognized and represent Jackson as they participate with students from across the country in some virtual activities this Saturday sponsored by the National Campaign to Stop the Violence.