Bullying is an emotional subject in Western New York. Since Williamsville North Freshman Jamey Rodemeyer took his own life last year after enduring years of bullying, the word "bully" is not taken so lightly. That's why the following the story caught my eye.

Each year "Stop the Hate" asks students around the country to submit essays on bullying. This year's winner is a young lady from Cleveland who wrote about being made fun of because she has always been a little bigger than her classmates. Gabrielle Jones essay  has won her a 50-thousand-dollar/four year college scholarship.   

You can read Gabrielle's essay by clicking here. 

To learn more about the contest click here.

To learn more about Jamey Rodemeyer, click here.