LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- Students at North Lincoln Middle School are taking an anti-bullying message very seriously. The school is part of our Rachel s Challenge program, a program designed to spread a message of kindness, compassion and acceptance throughout schools across the nation.
The North Lincoln Middle School Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club, led by school counselor Dan Donnellan, decided to hold a contest for students to see who could come up with the best anti-bullying video.
Abbey Blackburn, Avery Sigmon, Addie McGinnis, McCauley Palmer, Mckenzie Jones and Alyssa Hager worked together on the winning video.
We made the video to show everyone that bullying is not right and that we all need to stand up to bullies, says Blackburn.
McGinnis added, We have seen people get bullied and called names, and we wanted to do something about it.
The video was selected from several entries and reinforces the message of Rachel s Challenge.
It s just another way the school is helping start a chain reaction of kindness inside its walls and throughout the community.
Rachel s Challenge opened up everyone s eyes and showed how even a small act of kindness could have a big impact. Rachel s story was very emotional and made me want to make a difference, says Palmer.
Watch the award-winning video below.