Local Education Spotlight: Madi Olson awarded child abuse prevention scholarship. See more local education news here

| June 30, 2020

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By the Williams-Grand Canyon News

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Madison Olson, a senior at Williams High School, received a $500 scholarship from the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth (CCC&Y).

The council created the annual Child Abuse Prevention Essay contest so that Williams High School Seniors could describe what the community can do to help prevent and respond to child abuse and childhood trauma.

Olson’s winning essay focused on bullying — the lasting impact that bullying can have on individuals throughout their lives and prevention options. CCC&Y is concerned with all the ways young people are traumatized and bullying represents a key concern for many youth. Furthermore, bullying is difficult on every young person, but the impact can be further magnified for individuals who may be having other difficulties, such as abuse at home or lack of caring connections in their life. It is also known that traumas that are not balanced with protective factors can have tremendous social impacts including substance use.

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