Hodges Bend MS named winner in “Block Out Violence” Campaign
Houston Rockets Center Forward Dwight Howard recently made a special visit to Hodges Bend Middle School to announce the school as the 2014 Junior High School winner of the D12 Block Out Violence Campaign.
Hodges Bend earned the award after implementing the most creative and impactful “Block Out Violence” campaign that generated school-wide participation in promoting non-violence, anti-bullying and acceptance of others.
Howard hosted an hour-long rally at Hodges Bend that included an award presentation, performances by the Rockets Launch Crew and Power Dancers, “Block Out Violence” trivia, dance competitions and a group photo.
Howard congratulated the Hodges Bend students on implementing a successful campaign. “Thanks for supporting and spreading awareness of the Block Out Violence campaign,” he said. “All of you are important to society and deserve to attend a safe school and live in a safe community. I look forward to seeing each of you grow up and fulfill your purpose in life.”
Howard also asked students to join him in reciting the 12 steps to Block Out Violence: Be Accepting, Be Accountable, Be Courageous, Be Forgiving, Be Kind, Be a Leader, Be Open, Be Patient, Be Real, Be Respectful, Be Smart, and Be the Difference.
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