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Human Services Division Bullying Prevention 2013 Video Competition Winners
Video Competition Winners


Grades 4-8

First Place: The Silent Word:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUup7c6dCJY&feature=youtu.be

Runner-Up: Bully Rap Music Video:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DafZPLtEcVI

Grades 9-12

First Place: Friends Matterhttps://vimeo.com/42636248

Runner-Up: Words Can Hurt:  https://vimeo.com/55567741


Local Teens Receive Proclamation from City Council on October 15, 2013

As part of our Embrace Civility program, the Human Relations Commission invites every member of this community to support an environment where civility, respect and responsible actions prevail.  As a means to promote civility, the Human Relations Commission held a Bullying Prevention video competition.  The prompt for the competition was: Everyone plays a role in bullying…The bully, the bullied and the bystander or… The person who makes a difference! What’s your take?

Participants came from many of the local schools and as far away as the High Desert Middle School in Acton California. 


Bully Rap” by Solomon and Jax Margo was selected for the 4-8th grade category as the runner-up.

The Silent Word” by Sara Sacks, Sarah Yadegari and Talia Mahbouhi was selected as the winner for the 4 – 8th grade category.

“Words Can Hurt“ by the Righteous Conversation Project Team from Harvard Westlake School was the runner-up for the 9-12th grade category. 

Friends Matter” by Sarah Jensen and Sophia Lopez was selected as the winner for the 9-12th category.

Please take a moment and view these videos from above links.  After viewing these videos, we hope you will stop and think about your role in the dynamic of bullying.


Human Relations Chair Rochelle Ginsburg, Commissioner Sharona Nazarian and Human Services Administrator Jim Latta with participants of the Bullying Prevention PSA contest.




Kendra Pfalzgraf accepts a participation certificate from Commissioner Sherman and Chair Rochelle Ginsburg on behalf of her classmates of the TV Video Production Program in High Desert Middle School Acton .  Also pictured is Ken Pfalzgraf.

Beverly Hills Weekly, October 31, 2013


 The Beverly Hills City Council awarded winners and runners-up for the City’s Anti-Bullying PSA contest at the Oct. 15 city council meeting. Beverly Hills residents Solomon and Jax Margo were recognized as runners up in the fourth through eighth grade category.

 (L to R: Human Relations Commission Chair Rochelle Ginsburg, Commissioner Ilona Sherman, and anti-bullying PSA finalists Solomon Margo and Jax Margo)