6th Annual ISAB Video Awards Information March 9, 2017
5th Annual ISAB Video Awards Gala Event
Champlain Valley Educational Services and the Regional Taskforce Against Bullying rolled out the red carpet, literally, for the winners at the 5th Annual ISAB (I Stand Against Bullying) Awards gala event for local student video producers. The winning groups arrived by limo, and, together with dozens more who arrived by bus, walked the red carpet, and posed for the paparazzi at the Strand Theater in Plattsburgh.
The ISAB Awards video contest, first offered in 2012, promotes anti-bullying efforts in schools by encouraging students to create videos featuring bullying scenarios and how to resolve them, information on what to do about bullying, and statistics on local bullying. Beginning in 2014, the contest expanded to include “positive school behaviors” as well. Positive school behaviors included in this year’s videos included grit, perseverance and self-control.
Close to 700 people attended the show, including contestants and their families, teachers, school administrators, representatives of local social services agencies and community members to view the winning and honorable mention videos on the big screen, celebrate the achievements of all contestants, and to rally against bullying in schools and in the community.
Host Jeff Sisson, Health, Safety and Risk Management Coordinator at CVES, said, “The evening was something the winners will remember for the rest of their lives. Every student who participated in this program should be applauded for acting on the belief that one person can make a difference in the world. Leaders and agents of positive change can come from anywhere, and we had hundreds of them right here in Plattsburgh this evening. I am very proud of each and every one of them. ”