DEARBORN – State Representative George T. Darany (Dearborn) was pleased to recognize the winners of the Dearborn Public Schools anti-bullying poster contest at the Dearborn School Board meeting held on Monday, March 12. Kaidhum Ganem, a fourth grader from Geer Park Elementary, and Hamzeh Abdorabe, a junior from Edsel Ford High School, were selected as the poster winners.

“It was such a privilege to meet Kaidhum and Hamzeh and to present them with special tributes from the state of Michigan recognizing their efforts,” said Darany. “These are clearly two talented and enthusiastic individuals who are committed to standing up against bullying behavior. I am very proud to congratulate these two students and I am confident that we can expect great things from them in the future.”

Representative Darany will be taking the posters to Lansing where they will be displayed in the Michigan State Capitol Building. The poster contest was part of Dearborn Public Schools’ district-wide anti-bullying campaign that was unveiled in September of last year. The program encourages students to treat others with respect and provides tips on what students should do if they find themselves in a situation where bullying is present.

“It will be an honor to have the work of two of Dearborn’s finest students showcased in Lansing,” said Darany. “I would also like to thank everyone at Dearborn Public Schools, including the school board, administration, teachers, parents and students, who have been so instrumental in implementing such an outstanding anti-bullying program throughout the district. Our students deserve to learn in an environment where they feel safe and that is why it is so important for our kids to understand what bullying is and what they can do to prevent or stop it. I am very proud of the work that Dearborn Schools has done to take the lead on this initiative.”