US Attorney Booth Goodwin recognizes 56 high school juniors as Ambassadors for Justice


United States Attorney Booth Goodwin recognized 56 high school juniors on Thursday as U.S. Attorney's Ambassadors for Justice. The ceremony took place at the Culture Center in Charleston.

The Ambassadors for Justice program honors high school juniors who have shown outstanding leadership and a commitment to social justice. Thursday marked the second time Goodwin has recognized young leaders from high schools in the Southern District of West Virginia as Ambassadors for Justice. "I am very pleased to honor the second class of high school juniors from throughout the Southern District as my Ambassadors for Justice," U.S. Attorney Goodwin said in a news release. "This isn't just an award or a title. This is an ongoing mission for me, my office, our schools, our communities, and for each of these Ambassadors for Justice, so that together we can exert positive influences in our schools and communities," said Goodwin.

The U.S. Attorney's Ambassadors for Justice program was created by U.S. Attorney Goodwin in 2012 in response to rising school bullying and social media threats involving young people.

Nominations to be U.S. Attorney's Ambassadors for Justice are made by school principals and administrative leaders. Outstanding character, devotion to citizenship, and a commitment to serving others are fundamentals for nomination.

The 2013 U.S. Attorney's Ambassadors for Justice are as follows:

Boone County

Cabell County

Clay County

Fayette County

Greenbrier County

Jackson County

Kanawha County

Logan County

Lincoln County

Mason County

McDowell County

Mercer County

Mingo County

Monroe County

Nicholas County

Putnam County

Raleigh County

Roane County

Summers County

Wayne County

Wirt County

Wood County

Wyoming County

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