At the onset of the 2013-2014 school year, Molly McWhertor will enter High School as a 9th grader. It appears, however, as if she has left a legacy behind at her former academic stomping ground of Horace Ensign Intermediate School located in Newport Beach.
While attending Ensign as an 8th grader, Molly was involved in a club referred to as WEB or “Where Everybody Belongs”. While a member of WEB she was encouraged by Kari Rush the teacher advisor of the club, to explore the out reach opportunities that a video can create. The topic Molly was interested in addressing was bullying.
Accolades came with the completion of Molly’s video that included being the National Grand Prize recipient of the “It’s Cool 2B Creative” contest established by The Be Kind People Project. The award presented to Horace Ensign Intermediate School on behalf of The Be Kind People Project through Molly McWhertor’s insightful video was $1,000.00!
The Be Kind People Project has a website address of www.thebekindpeopleproject.org. Their focus is a commitment to America’s teachers and students and the inter-relationship between them as it affects family and community.
We applaud The Be Kind People Project for recognizing the profound impact that Molly’s video has established. In addition, O.C.’s Hair Police would also like to recognize Molly’s middle school for allowing a platform from which kids are able to comfortably speak of their vulnerabilities, their fears, their heartaches so that they may ultimately revere in their triumphs, their love of self, their voice.
Molly McWhertor is a reflection of the raw and deeply perceptive view that children maintain of their environment. With this in mind and as our first “In It To Win It” recipient of the 2013-2014 school year, O.C.’s Hair Police is honored to donate to the WEB Club at Horace Ensign Intermediate School for those that came before Molly that felt as if they didn’t have a voice and for those that will follow that just might fair better because of Molly.
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