My Students Win Anti-Bullying Video Contest
Three of my technology students took a proactive approach to helping others learn ways to deal with bullying. They wrote, filmed, and edited a short video to educate other students on what to do if they are being bullied. Furthermore, they submitted their video to Betty Hoeffner, co-founder & president of HEY U.G.L.Y., INC. This is a non-profit, anti-bullying advocacy group. The submitted video won HEY U.G.L.Y's eight annual video contest. The students will receive cash and clothing prizes but, more importantly, they have learned to take an active role in putting an end to bullying in District 15. The contest was judged by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Rick Erwin.