District Attorney Gascón Announced Winners for 3rd Annual “Bye Bye Bullying” Video Contest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 15, 2014
San Francisco - District Attorney George Gascón announced the winners of the 3rd Annual “Bye Bye Bullying” video contest today at a celebration held at the LGBT Center in San Francisco. The bullying awareness video contest was open to all middle school and high school students in San Francisco. This year’s video contest touched on the theme, “Being Bully Free Starts with Me”
“Cyberbullying has become a part of every young person’s life affecting 70% of teens,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “The ‘Bye Bye Bullying” video contest inspires young people to not only stand up for each other but to consider their personal role in creating a bully-free environment.”
A total of 42 videos were submitted from San Francisco middle and high school students. Students showcased their knowledge of the digital world and offered solutions to stand up against bullying. Videos were judged on the quality of presentation, creativity, educational approach, and the overall message conveyed.
The winning videos are as follows:
1st place – “Throwing Fist to Sending Texts”
Kapp Singer, 9th grade, Lick-Wilmerding High School
Spencer Spivy, 9th grade, San Francisco University High School
2nd place – “Think About It”
Gianni Kenny, 7th grade, Martin Luther King Middle School
Angelica Reyfer, 8th grade. Presidio Middle School
Zette Ozaki, 11th grade, San Francisco International High School
3rd place – “Being Bully Free Starts With Us”
De’Janay Mathews, 11th grade,Immaculate Conception Academy
Stephanie Camacho, 11th grade. Immaculate Conception Academy
Jessica Batres, 11th grade, Immaculate Conception Academy
Ronnette Herico, 11th grade, Immaculate Conception Academy
The videos were evaluated by a panel of Judges including: The Golden State Warriors, Renel Brooks-Moon, Radio personality and public address announcer for the San Francisco Giants; Cheryl Jennings, News Anchor for ABC 7 News; Irene Van der Zande, Founder and Executive Director of Kid Power; San Francisco Youth Commissioner Jilliam Wu; School Board Commissioner Emily Murase; and last year’s winners Allison Talker and Christopher Pang.
First place winners will take part in an anti-bullying video produced by the Golden State Warriors. In addition to the Golden State Warriors prize, second and third place winners will win autographed baseballs and signed photographs from World Series Champions the San Francisco Giants or a Jawbone Jambox smartspeaker.
The contest was presented by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and sponsored by: San Francisco Unified School District, Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, Kid Power, Common Sense Media, James Hall Photography, Anti-Defamation League and Filipina Womens’ Network.