CHS anti-bullying club founder recognizes Riverside's founder

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Carson Caldwell displays gifts from Danielle Ellis, of the Crestview High School anti-bullying club, in recognition of his efforts toward the same goal at Riverside Elementary School.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Friday, July 19, 2013 at 07:23 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Children combating bullying in local schools have received praise from parents, educators and other students. Most recently, the founder of Crestview High School's anti-bullying club recognized the founder of Riverside Elementary School's anti-bullying club.

Danielle Ellis, a 2013 Crestview High alumna who started the school’s S.O.S. Anti-Bullying Club, commended Carson Caldwell, a rising sixth-grader who started Riverside’s club. She presented him with a T-shirt, a certificate of merit and a Subway Sandwiches gift card.

During the spring semester, Danielle's club produced a video depicting results of bullying, including a local cemetery visit, emphasizing that some bullying victims turn suicidal.

"We're trying to get the word out. We don't want to lose any kids over this," Danielle's mother, Amber Ellis, said.

Through donations, the club will be able to make 1,000 copies of the DVD and distribute them at no cost, Amber Ellis said. The video will also be shown to middle and high schools throughout Okaloosa County.

WANT TO HELP?

Contact Amber Ellis, 217-8400 or amber_1973@yahoo.com, to donate toward the Crestview High School anti-bullying club’s efforts and an awareness video’s production costs.



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