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Got Books? Share your outgrown children’s books!

Do you have any children’s books that you’ve “outgrown”? Put them to good use by donating them to the second annual Community Book Drive! New and gently used children’s books, suitable for ages 0 to 11, are being collected at various locations in Washington County (including the offices of Teens Have Choices!) through September 30. […]

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“I want to be an inspiration”

The following essay was written by a student at E. Russell Hicks Middle School: Words enveloping your soul; embracing it as the pieces are cut- as if you were a piece of paper. Standing there silently as they tear you apart. As the pieces of your heart fall to the ground, you pick them back […]

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Let's join together to stop bullying.

Bullying and What Goes on in a Teen’s Life in 2013 – Part 2 of Bullying Will Stop and People Are Here

Hey guys, this is my follow up blog for my initial one about the death of Laisha Gross. I felt that I had missed some key points about bullying and I had more to explain about what happens in school. I hope any speculation or ideas can be reaffirmed in a different way in this […]

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R.I.P Laisha Gross: Bullying Will Stop and People Are Here

Hey guys, before you keep on reading, it would be nice if you stopped for a brief moment of silence. On Sunday, February 17, 2013, Laisha Gross attempted suicide by hanging. The young girl did not die right away, but was sent to a D.C. hospital where she died on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:15 A.M. […]

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Decisions, Decisions…

Hey guys! So there’s a point in everyone’s life where they have to make important decisions. Not like what to wear or eat, but choices for the future and such.  Peers are always going to have some type of effect on your moral being unless you truly are 100% careless and aren’t human. With that […]

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Stress, stress, stress!

Stress! Stress! Stress!

Ever been so stressed out you just want to pull your hair out? Oh trust me, I know the feeling. A lot of people think that us teenagers don’t have to deal with as much stress as we actually have to deal with. School, fitting in, friends, homework, classwork, grades, peer pressure, relationships, temptations, sports, […]

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Football – The Great American Sport

Football – The Great American Sport

Hey guys! Football. So many thoughts and ideas can be brought up in one word. NFL, college football, high school football are on the broader spectrum. Places come up: Pittsburgh, Penn State and South High. Football is America’s sport, no doubt about it. Over 150 million people tune in to watch Super Bowl Sunday and […]

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America's Promise Alliance 2012 Winning Community

Washington County – One of the 100 Best Communities for Young People

I am very excited to announce that today Washington County was named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. The national award was given to Washington County to recognize its outstanding and innovative work in addressing the high school dropout crisis and for its programs and services that make […]

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