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Sandusky Middle School students say it with 'SWAG'

Alissa Widman Neese • Apr 3, 2013 at 6:30 AM

A preview of today's schools feature story, from Sandusky Middle School:

Words are meant to be spoken.

The best way for students to do it at Sandusky Middle School: with SWAG.

The school’s newest club — the acronym stands for “success, will power, achievement, goal-oriented” — celebrates the spoken word’s ability to instill positive traits in teens.

English teacher Khari Grant, a Sandusky High School graduate, started the group in January, and more than 20 students have since joined. The group uses songs, rap, poetry and freestyle to promote confidence, good posture, self- expression and academic success.

“The word ‘swag’ is an artistic word, meaning someone’s appearance, how they’re looked at in the community and how they carry themselves,” Grant said. “I want to help these students carry themselves in high regard.”

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