Local School Campaigns to End the Word


BREWER - At Brewer High School today, hundreds of students came together to stop the use of the "r-word" from being used when describing someone with intellectual disabilities.
In the front of a crowded lunch room, Brewer High School students and faculty are banning together to spread the word to end the word.
The project is part of a national campaign, to eliminate the use of the word from everyday speech. Each student signs a pledge, and receives a pin or bracelet to show their support.
But for the students involved, the message is more than that.
Brewer high school is now one of 25 schools in the pine tree state to climb aboard the campaign, and they hope to be a model for many more.
If you'd like to take the pledge, visit www.r-word.org.
Kristin Hosfelt


Kristin Hosfelt joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in September of 2012. Pursuing a career in TV news has been a dream of hers since she first stepped foot in a news studio at 12-years-old. She has a true passion for storytelling and loves knowing each day working in the field, will be different than the day before.

She's a California native and a graduate of San Jose State University with a BS in broadcast journalism. She previously worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for SJSU's student-run newscast, and interned at KCRA News in Sacramento, CA and NBC Bay Area in San Jose, CA.

When she's not in the newsroom she enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling. She's a Packers Shareholder, a cross fit junkie and she's always looking for the best place to get Mexican food.

She's thrilled to be here on the east coast and if you see her around be sure to say hello!

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