Davis, Gennett Visit J.F. Cooper School for Anti-Bullying Program; School Attends Game

Last week, we announced that after hundreds of essays were received, Kayla Jimenez of J.F. Cooper School was the winner of  the Brewers inaugural “Strike Out Bullying” contest. Students from all across the greater Milwaukee area were asked to submit a one-page essay about what their school is doing to “Strike Out Bullying.”

Kayla’s essay was selected and today, her school received the grand prize which included a visit from Brewers players Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis, alumni Davey Nelson and Larry Hisle, plus the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, as well as tickets and transportation to tonight’s game against the Chicago White Sox.

Kayla Jimenez

Scooter Gennett, Kayla, her teacher and Khris Davis

Scooter Gennett, Kayla, her teacher and Khris Davis

For her part, Kayla received a jersey and also threw out the ceremonial first pitch tonight:

Scooter promised Kayla he would catch her pitch and he fulfilled the promise.

"You did a lot better than I thought you would," Scooter jokingly told Kayla after her first pitch.

“You did a lot better than I thought you would,” Scooter jokingly told Kayla after her first pitch.

Scooter Gennett and Kayla Jimenez

The essay was an open-ended question, “What is your school doing to strike out bullying?”  Kayla, a 12-year-old sixth grader, wrote about the many different approaches that J.F. Cooper School has helped prevent and end bullying.  She described a pledge that was handed out to every class and signed by any student who would not tolerate bullying.  In addition, students at the J.F. Cooper School created black and blue posters, representing the hardships that victims of bullying go through, and displayed them throughout the campus.

-Cait

@CMoyer

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