2013 Anti-Bullying PSA Video Competition
The Seegmiller Law Firm is proud to announce that Claire Offenberger, 15, of Mission Viejo and Griffin Meyer, 16, of Dove Canyon, were named winners of its first Anti-Bullying PSA Campaign.
The two young people were among five finalists who were invited to a ceremony August 29, 2013 held at The Seegmiller Law Firm. A panel of judges comprising Christopher Trela, editor of the Newport Beach Independent; Roger Bloom, community editor at the Orange County Register; and Kedric Francis, executive editor of Coast Magazine reviewed the five top videos and announced the winning team.
Finalists Sabrina Thompson, Brittany Baker, Renae Francis and Madeline Buehlmeyer were awarded $50 gift cards courtesy of Stonefire Grill.
“The families of these talented young people should be proud of their impressive work in creating these videos,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “We had dozens of entries and the competition was keen, but more importantly we are honored to see these young people take a stance on this issue.”
The competition called for local young people 18 years old and under to submit 30-second videos in an effort to raise awareness of bullying and put an end to what has become a national problem.
As a father of five grown children, Attorney West Seegmiller has dealt with his share of bullies over the years and has helped his kids cope with the emotional pain. In fact, the taunts directed at one of his daughters in high school were so hurtful that he pulled her out of public school and sent her to a private one because he was worried the name-calling and mean gestures could escalate into something physical or lasting emotional scars.
Indeed, West Seegmiller knows as a parent he is not alone, and his family’s circumstances are representative of a nationwide bullying problem that he believes cannot be ignored.
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