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From left, are Canon-McMillan High School Assistant Principal Jenna Handra, Jenna Kolaczynski, Nikki Zhang, DVSSP Director of Prevention Alexandra Brooks and DVSSP Communications Specialist Leslie Orbin.

Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA announced the winners of the agency’s first essay contest, which took place in October in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Students in Washington, Greene, and Fayette counties were invited to submit a 250-word essay addressing the question, “What could you do to activate change in your community to end domestic violence?” The agency received over 20 entries. Entries were judged by DVSSP’s prevention and outreach staff,

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