FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A Carroll High school junior was named a finalist in the Great American NO BULL Challenge Video Contest which promotes the creation of anti-bullying videos by teenagers.
According to their website, the Great American NO BULL Challenge is “a social action organization that offers youth the opportunity to promote digital responsibility, leadership and social change using creativity, the power of peer-to-peer education and the magic of filmmaking.”
“Bullying is not just a push and shove thing anymore,” Patrick T’Kindt said last year after he got a national recognition for his film titled “Last Hope”. “It’s gone from more than that. Kids are committing suicide because it’s getting so bad for them because kids are being so mean to them.”
T’Kindt’s video “All about Perspective” has interviews asking people what they think the definition of Bullying is. The video uses the hashtag #StandUpStandOut to promote the idea that “it’s easy to go through life and think what bullying is, but can you take it a step further and make the definition NOT become a reality?”
Since “Last Hope” made it into the finals last year, T’Kint said he’s recently noticed more people talking about the topic.
“I’ve seen a lot more signs and posters during home room there’s more talks about it. I’ve been approached by a couple students talking about my video which I like seeing. It’s a great feeling.”
Patrick also won an all-expense paid trip to L-A to attend the Teen Video Awards where the grand prize winner will be announced.