C-GMS students enter anti-bullying video into state contest

Max Powers, Abby Kraft, Emily Rasmussen, Cheyenne Harle, Maya Jackson, Meghan Geary, and McKenzie Goodell in front of the middle school’s pledge wall. These students put together an anti-bullying video, and spearheaded a series of anti-bullying activities.

Members of Clarion-Goldfield Middle School’s Peer Helper group spearheaded various activities as part of National Bullying Awareness Week. Students participated in various anti-bullying activities. These included writing pro-character messages on the sidewalk out front in chalk, pledging to be a person of good character on the school’s pledge wall, posting positive messages in the halls and bathrooms, and holding an anti-bullying poster contest. 

                Members of Peer Helper’s bullying committee even prepared a video on bullying, and submitted it to the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit Video Contest.  If Clarion-Goldfield’s submission wins, they will be awarded $500 for bully prevention programs, and a visit from Governor Terry Branstad. The winners of the contest will be decided by a panel of judges, and the winning videos will be announced at the Summit on Nov. 4.

                The video submitted to the contest showed students participating in the weeks’ various anti-bullying activities. It also showed a young woman being bullied, and then talking to her teachers at school to get the problem corrected.  The video was a group effort between Max Powers, Cheyenne Harle, Meghan Geary, McKenzie Goodell, Maya Jackson, Emily Rasmussen, and Abby Kraft of the bullying committee. The video is up online, and may be viewed at EducateIowa.Eduvision.TV.

Read the full article in the Oct. 17 edition of the WCM.