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Students vow to stand against bullying

Mark Brown jokes with audience members before getting serious about bullying. In the background, a woman uses sign language to relay the speaker’s message.

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When Mark Brown asked 100 Great Bend fourth and fifth graders to stand if they know someone who is being bullied, teased or excluded in their schools, about 90 of them rose to their feet.
He challenged those students to take a stand against bullying by adjusting their words, attitudes and actions.
Brown had the students laughing as he talked about pop culture, school and his own family, sometimes invoking the accent from his native country, Jamaica, although he now lives in Georgia. A gifted speaker, Brown won the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking in 1995. Now he ...


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