Swansboro HS student club wins award for school safety efforts

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High schoolers in Swansboro are being recognized for their efforts to prevent school violence. 

The SAVE Promise Club at Swansboro High School received the 2019 Say Something District award. 

The award is given by the National Sandy Hook Promise organization. 

Just a few months ago, the school participated in Say Something Week, where students learn how to recognize suspicious activity and report it to an adult.

The club was chosen for the award based on student leadership, program sustainability, and activities that students submitted. 

A representative from the organization said it was also due to the students’ efforts for collaborating with other schools. 

“It feels incredible to be recognized on a national level for this. It just shows all the effort and works that we put into this club and the ‘Say Something Week, in general, has really paid off for us,” said Virginia, a member of the SAVE Promise Club. 

Thursday, State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced a new mobile app that allows you to anonymously report suspicious behavior.

The Say Something App rolls out this upcoming school year.

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