No Bull Challenge sends Memphis teens to L.A.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:49:33 GMT —
A group of Scotland County students will hit the red carpet in Los Angeles next month for their work with an anti-bullying campaign.
A group of 8 girls from Scotland County High School got inspired a few months ago to create a video for the Great American No Bull Challenge . The campaign spreads awareness about anti-bullying and digital responsibility.
"It's not always just kids shoving other kid in lockers and stuff like you see in movies. A lot of the times, it's verbal and sometimes people don't realize that you're actually hurting somebody," Delaney Gundy said.
"Bullying, it's out there no matter what. It just takes one person to really stand up, so if you see someone having a hard time, or someone getting picked on, just be there for them. Anybody can make a difference," Jennifer Miller, the project's executive producer said.
With a tight deadline, these students managed to create a video just in time to get judged by a celebrity panel, including Dr. Oz. They recently learned, they scored in the top 15 across the country.
You can watch their No Bull video, You're Never Alone, here .
They'll be awarded national recognition at the Teen Video Awards in L.A. on Aug. 8. There, they'll find out if they've ranked in the top 3.
The girls need some extra help getting to the awards ceremony first. They along with the FCCLA Scotland County chapter have organized a No Bull 5K Run/Walk to benefit their trip on Saturday, July 27 at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Adults can participate for $25 if they register before July 24, or $30 if after that date. Students can run for just $15 if they register ahead of time, or for $20 if they register after July 24. You can find and drop off registration forms at SC High School, SC Pharmacy, the Memphis Democrat, Ketchum Heating and Cooling, or KMEM.