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Michigan teen stands up to bullies



bilde.jpegWhitney Kropp's high school classmates nominated her to serve on their Michigan high school's homecoming court as a joke.

Supporters cropped up all over the country when her story went viral.

She contemplated suicide. Instead, she showed up, resplendent in red, and sent a message to kids all over the country who get bullied and picked on in school: "The kids that are bullying, do not let them bring you down," she said. "Stand up for what you believe in, and go with your heart and go with your gut. That's what I did, and look at me now."

See more in the Detroit Free-Press.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 11:11am]


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