Students in English Language arts classes at Polk County Middle School researched figures that took a stand in some way to coincide with the Take A Stand theme for Anti-Bullying Month during the month of October.

Students submitted essays and poetry on a variety of historical, political and religious figures that took a stand. Three winners were picked from each grade.

Winners pictured above are, front row, from left: Finn Bell, Autumn Mazzarella, Gracie Edwards; second row, from left: Susanna Ashworth, Avery Harden, Brianna Powell, Trinity Powell, Mckenna Hill, Dakota Twitty.