Paducah Fifth-Grader Nationally Recognized for Anti-Bullying Efforts
Lone Oak fifth-grader Morgan Guess is one of 10 winners of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
The awards go to American students for their outstanding achievements in community service. Guess is being nationally recognized for working with her mother to focus local, state and national attention on the problem of bullying.
Guess received a cash award and grant to use towards a non-profit charitable foundation.
At the age of 8, Morgan was bullied to a point of clinical depression by a fellow classmate, after which she and her mother Susan became national advocates against school bullying.
Amongst her efforts, Morgan has co-authored an opinion piece for the Huffington Post, led an anti-bullying march at a local mall, and has been featured on statewide educational television anti-bullying programs.