Promoting Anti-Bullying Awareness

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Students at Logan Middle School participated in a video making contest to promote anti-bullying awareness. Fox 25/48’s Erin O’Brien shows us some of the winning entries.

Some budding film makers showed off their work today as the winners of the anti-bullying video contest were announced.  The Positive Behavioral and Intervention Supports Committee at Logan Middle School organized the contest as a way to get students involved in anti-bullying awareness month in October. Twelve homeroom classes submitted videos that were judged on the impact they made in promoting a positive school culture.

“I believe strongly in being nice to people.” 

Mayor Tim Kabat attended the ceremony and spoke to students about the importance of being role models in the community.

“I was really impressed. I wouldn’t even know where to start trying to do that. The fact they were really able to be creative with that art form and have such a powerful message in each one of those videos as well as the differences between the styles we saw was really excellent.”

The winning video came from Derek Olson’s 8th grade homeroom. Those students focused on two issues: cyberbullying and bullying the bully.

“I want other people to see that bullying isn’t okay and that it’s a big problem in our society and it’s just going to get worse unless we do something about it.”

They ended the ceremony with a cheer:

“Compassion….. Lives….. Here….”

In La Crosse, Erin O’Brien, Fox 25 48 News at 9.

The top three videos are posted on the school district’s website.

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