Winners of RCMP’s anti-bullying campaign announced

Six winners selected from Nanaimo area secondary and elementary schools

This picture from Maria Smith-Cruz, a Grade 8 student from Cedar Secondary School, was among the winners selected in the Nanaimo RCMP anti-bullying campaign competition for 2018. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo RCMP has selected the winners from the 2018 anti-bullying campaign poster and video competition.

The Nanaimo detachment, along with Nanaimo and District Crime Stoppers and Nanaimo school district, announced the competition in February, with secondary and elementary school students invited to submit video and images preaching messages that spoke against bullying.

Winning submissions were chosen from Nanaimo area elementary and secondary schools.

The winners are Maria Smith-Cruz and Debbie Tommy, Grade 8 students from Cedar Secondary School; Merissa Hornby, a Grade 7 student from École Quarterway Elementary; Shaughnessy Bigchild (Grade 1), Liam Harness (Grade 3) and Kayla Peters (Grade 4) from Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh Community School and a video submission from a Grade 3 class at Cinnabar Valley.

Police officers were pleased with the campaign.

“The submissions were not only creative, but quite thought-provoking and clearly told us that students care deeply about this issue,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, in a press release.

“Our youth unit and the Nanaimo detachment in general are excited to see the students taking the anti-bullying message to heart,” said Insp. Lisa Fletcher. “The community support of Crime Stoppers is a wonderful initiative for youth and allowed them to show off their creativity and be awarded financially for their efforts.”

To view the winning submissions, go here. The Cinnabar Valley submission can be viewed below.

Winners each received $100 and the school of the winner also received $100.

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