SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Sioux City school students whose videos qualified for the recent beSomebody Anti-bullying YouTube Video Contest could already be considered winners, since their entries have advanced to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s statewide anti-bullying video contest.
Posted on Governor Branstad’s YouTube channel are the two videos with the most views in the local contest, North High School and Bishop Heelan High School, in addition to videos submitted by students at East High School, East Middle School and Sacred Heart Middle School. Public voting through Nov. 21, 2012, will determine the state contest winner to be announced at “The Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit” in Des Moines on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.
Sponsors of the beSomebody Anti-bullying YouTube Video Contest were Siouxland CARES, the United Way of Siouxland and Briar Cliff University Enactus.
“We are excited by the growth in the beSomebody YouTube contest entries from three in 2011 to 13 this year,” said Mark Samuelson, BCU senior and president of Enactus. “This is proof of the power of the program and the increasing interest of students who are stepping up to beSomebody.”
Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students from 31 states and 11 countries. Students are educated in the Franciscan tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and career preparation in an environment of care, compassion and service. For more information, please visit briarcliff.edu.