Students from Bishop Heelan Holy Cross (left) and Sioux City East (right) middle schools hold the prizes for their top videos at this year's beSomebody Anti-Bullying YouTube Video Contest.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Two Sioux City middle schools have emerged as the champions in this year’s beSomebody Anti-Bullying YouTube Video Contest, sponsored by the Briar Cliff University ENACTUS group.
Taking first-place was a video produced by Sioux City East Middle School students on the prevention of cyber bullying. Bishop Heelan Catholic Holy Cross Middle School was a close second, earning runner up for a video on the dangers of stereotyping.
The winners recieved their cash prizes at an awards ceremony at 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in the Saint Francis Center at Briar Cliff University. Both clips have been submitted to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s statewide anti-bulling video contest.
East Middle's winning video focuses on the prevention of cyber-bullying.
The Holy Cross runner-up video focuses on the dangers of stereotyping.
“We are excited to bring this year’s competition to middle school students, who clearly understand bullying hurts in any form,” said Mark Samuelson, president, BCU Enactus. “We encourage all schools to use these videos to foster discussions on bullying prevention.”
Top selections in this year’s competition were determined by The Bullying Prevention Community Coalition of Siouxland and will be the basis for public service announcements on radio stations by Clear Channel, a beSomebody media partner.
In addition to BCU ENACTUS, other sponsors include Siouxland CARES, the United Way of Siouxland and Clear Channel radio. The beSomebody Anti-Bullying YouTube Video Contest promotes anti-bullying as part of Red Ribbon Week.