Meme contest hopes to promote Bullying Prevention Month


Janie Gleaves

October is anti-bullying month. In an effort to bring awareness to the issue of bullying and create a light-hearted spin on bullying prevention, the guidance department has introduced a Kindness Meme Contest.

“Mrs. Helfrich proposed the idea and we volunteered to help her lead the contest,” said senior Kate Bosley. Bosley, along with senior classmates Katie Barnes and Nick Ford are helping to head up the contest.

“Our goal is to spread kindness around the school in a fun and creative way that will entice more people to be involved,” said Barnes.

The contest starts today, Oct. 1, and entries will be accepted until Oct. 17. To enter, students can tweet an original kindness meme using the hashtag #trojanshaveheart. The meme can be created by an individual or created by a group of up to five people. A school wide survey will be sent out Oct. 18 to vote for favorites, and the winner will be announced Oct. 19.

The first place winner will get out-of-uniform days for the week of Fall Break. The top three will be framed and auctioned off at Chatard-a-Bration. The top five memes will be made into posters and hung around the school.