Teens anti-bullying video sends them to red carpet event

Eight students from the Scotland County chapter of FCCLA have the extraordinary opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for a red carpet event. They will be recognized for the anti-bullying video they entered into the No Bull Challenge. With help from the community, "You're Never Alone" was voted into the top 50. A panel of celebrity judges then voted their video one of the top 15 in the nation.

The students first heard about the No Bull Challenge when they attended a workshop at the FCCLA Missouri State Leadership Conference in April. That workshop was led by Scott Hannah and Tyler Gregory, founders of The Great American NO BULL Challenge. It is a world-wide organization that gives students the opportunity to take a stand against bullying by creating and submitting videos to raise awareness.

On their own, Emily Beetling, Shyla Elliot, Rena Friendship, Delaney Gundy, Leah Terrill, Kaitlin Whitaker, Tory Whitaker and executive producer of the video Jennifer Miller organized the video plans and had two weeks to film, edit, produce and and submit the video. Seven of the eight students will be walking the red carpet at the Teen Video Awards, along with their adviser, Jenna Ketchum.

To raise funds for this once in a lifetime opportunity, the girls are holding the NO BULL 5k Walk/Run on July 27. The group will also host a free-will donation community breakfast and raffle a split-quarter beef from Western's Meat Market immediately following the race. Early registration forms for the walk/run will be placed in local businesses throughout Memphis. Early registration is $25 for adults, $15 for students and is free for ages 5 and under. After July 24, registration will go up to $30 for adults and $20 for students.

For a registration form for the No Bull 5K click here.