Exchange Club honors Riverside student for anti-bullying club

Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 04:09 PM.

The student, who became the club’s president, sold anti-bullying T-shirts and created a "bully box” where students could report school bullying.

In addition to club duties, Carson is a private 1st class with the Emerald Coast Young Marines.

Michele said she is proud of her son’s achievements, despite challenges.

"Recently, Carson was diagnosed with bipolar disorder," she said. "In October, Carson started on a medication for the disorder and it made a world of difference."

 The medication helped him take control and witness other children being bullied, as he was, Michele said.

Creating the club has been a fulfilling experience for Carson.

"It’s a good feeling because you get to improve the lives of other people," he said.

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