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Winners of Essay Contest Announced

The National Hazing Prevention Week Essay Contest honored individuals whose personal essay best answered the question “What would you do if you encountered hazing?” The North-American Interfraternity Conference awarded cash prizes to the top three essayists. First place was awarded to Savannah Jackson of Destiny Christian School in Norman, Oklahoma, who compared hazing to bullying and saidshe would report hazing to authorities. The second place award winner chose to remain anonymous. Third place was awarded to Nicole Donaldson of Culver City High School in Culver City, California. In her essay, Donaldson discussed hazing myths and said if she encountered hazing, she would refuse to participate and would not join the organization.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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