25th annual violence prevention project awards

Students given awards for violence prevention projects. (WDTN Photo/Eric Pointer)
Students given awards for violence prevention projects. (WDTN Photo/Eric Pointer)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Wednesday local students were honored during the 25th annual violence prevention project awards, some even recognized with prizes.

Montgomery county prosecutor Mat Heck says there were almost 1,500 project entries about how violence, drugs, guns and alcohol effect the kids’ communities.

“When you see individuals like this doing positive things who are addressing these issues in their communities, in their schools, where a lot of violence takes place, it’s really a positive thing because these are the types of individuals and the type of training they get to keep them out of the justice system,” said Heck.

The students who got the top awards were given prizes like backpacks and bikes. And the Centerville police department also provided helmets to the students who won bikes.

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