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July 4, 2013

Scotland County FCCLA to Walk the Red Carpet in L.A.

Eight students from the Scotland County chapter of FCCLA have the extraordinary opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, CA for a red carpet event. There they will be recognized for the anti-bullying video they entered into the No Bull Challenge.

With help from the community, the video was voted into the top 50, where a panel of celebrity judges then voted their video one of the top 15 in the nation. The students first heard about the No Bull Challenge when they attended a workshop at the FCCLA Missouri State Leadership Conference in April. That workshop was led by Scott Hannah and Tyler Gregory, the founders of The Great American NO BULL Challenge. It is a world-wide organization that gives students the opportunity to take a stand against bullying by creating and submitting videos to raise awareness.

On their own, Emily Ebeling, Shyla Elliott, Renay Friendshuh, Delaney Gundy, Leah Terrill, Kaitlyn Whitaker, Tori Whitaker, and executive producer of the video Jennifer Miller organized the video plans and had two weeks to film, edit, produce, and submit the video.

Seven of the eight will be walking the red carpet at the Teen Video Awards, along with their advisor, Mrs. Jenna Ketchum.

To raise funds for this once in a life time opportunity the girls will be hosting the NO BULL 5K Walk/Run on July 27th. Also on July 27th the group will be hosting a free-will donation community breakfast and be raffling a split quarter beef from Western's Meat Market. Early registration papers will be placed in local businesses throughout Memphis. Early registration costs $25 for adults, $15 for students, and ages 5 and under are free. The deadline to sign up for the NO BULL 5K is July 24th. Prices after that date will be raised to $30 for adults and $20 for students. Immediately following the race will be community breakfast and the drawing for the beef. Raffle tickets will be sold prior to the race by the students going on the trip.

If you are interested in watching the video that got FCCLA so far visit and click on the "Top 15," the title of the video is "You're Never Alone". Everyone is asked to come out and support Scotland County FCCLA in their stand against bullying.

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