BRIDGEWATER, NJ - For the second year in a row, Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School was recognized for its work to combat harassment, intimidation and bullying.

As required by the state, schools must do an assessment of its progress each year, evaluating teacher training, a minimum of three anti-bias programs for students and more.

"With all the work done, not only are we recognized, this is one thing the staff takes upon itself to do to help students," Superintendent Russell Lazovick said.

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The school received a banner and gold star rating as "No Place for Hate."

Honored for their work were school counselor Ann Rock, school social worker Nancy Kaiteris, school counselor Maura Clancy, school counselor Christina Roach, school counselor Suzanne Geoghan, school counselor Lori Macsata and school counselor Scott Ruth.