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HVA Receives National Award for Anti-Bullying Efforts

Students at Hardin Valley Academy (HVA) received a national award from the School Safety Advocacy Council for their effort and commitment to reduce bullying behavior and making schools safer for all students. The award was presented by City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knoxville Police Department Chief David Rausch. HVA students were lauded for:
  • Producing 10 anti-bullying public service announcements
  • An ongoing billboard awareness campaign in partnership with Lamar Advertising
  • An internally developed anti-bullying and social media safety curriculum presented in the Knox County Schools by LifeSkils™ trained officers in the community
  • Development of a summer intervention program and partnership with the Knoxville Zoo
  • Community education efforts that include an educational summit for law enforcement and teachers and a town hall meeting