The NoBull Guys
Inspired by the bullycide of Jamey Rodemeyer, we (Scott Hannah and Tyler Gregory) embarked on a life-changing journey. We started a movement within our school as a part of a FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of American) project. When we discovered the Great American NO BULL Challenge, we began work on a video in order to take a stand against bullying. After nearly two months of recruiting students and planning the video, we premiered it at an assembly planned and put on by us for our whole school. After many media outlets gave us attention on what we were doing, schools from our area contacted us to do something similar at their school. Our FCCLA project got us first place for the State FCCLA project RESPECT and second place for the ational STOP the Violence project. On National Cyberbullying Awareness Day, we found out in a surprise assembly that our video made it to the top fifteen in the Great American NO BULL Challenge and that we were invited to attend the Teen Video Awards in San Francisco! As school came to an end, we started speaking to groups and summer camps. Our video was shown at National SADD Conference and National FCCLA Leadership Conference in front of thousands of teens. We received a shout-out from Grey's Anatomy star, Justin Chambers, congratulating us on our nomination and expressing his support for the challenge. At the Teen Video Awards, July 21, we walked the red carpet, getting to meet with Sean Kingston, New Boyz, Lee Hirsch (Director of the movie "BULLY"), and Alex Libby (Star of the movie "BULLY")we received "shining star" awards for our outstanding service and dedication to the cause. We were also invited to sit on the Youth Advisory Council for NO BULL's 2013 campaign. At the beginning of August, we were invited to attend the Federal Partners in bullying Summit in Washington D.C. Only 200 people were invited to this event, including, Cynthia Germonatta (Mother of pop-star Lady Gaga and co-founder of The Born This Way Foundation), Marlo Thomas(St. Judes hospital and Free to be Foundation), Akil Paterson, many organization leaders, and many government officials. We were announced National Spokespeople for the Great American NO BULL Challenge and will be helping plan next year's challenge and red carpet event!