Royal Palm Beach teen heads to D.C. after writing essay on youth violence

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A local middle school student has earned her way to Washington D.C. after writing about how to fight youth violence. Fourteen-year-old Kennedy Thomas wrote an essay for the "Do The Write Thing" Challenge.

Her essay was among thousands received from schools in Palm Beach County. The Crestwood Middle School student wrote about how teens should cope with bullying and drugs. "I had no intentions of winning but my teacher was like this is really good I want to put it in there."

Kennedy and another student will head to Washington D.C. this weekend and meet winners from other states.

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