Since the beginning of the school year, CBS Radio has had one mission: stop bullying in schools! With the increase of heartbreaking stories of children hurting themselves or leaving school because of bullies, we decided to take a stand. Together with Charlotte Mecklenburg schools, we came together to promote Stand Up Speak Out, an anti-bullying campaign where students pledge to not bully their classmates and to stand up to those who are caught bullying.
With thousands of pledge forms circulating the CMS school district, CBS Radio sat diligently counting each one and tallying how many all the schools sent to us. The winning schools would get a pep rally from Kiss 95.1 and Power 98 with a special acoustic set from national recording artist The Ready Set. With the most pledges sent, Myers Park High School, South Charlotte Middle School and J.V. Washam Elementary School were the big winners.
Alongside our own staff, Sgt. David Schwob of the CMPD, Fred Hudson from the US Attorney’s Office, Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon and Thomas David from the Carolina Panthers came to support the schools, congratulating them on their great achievement.
To close out the show, The Ready Set played a few of his biggest songs to the dancing audience to conclude a successful and very positive campaign that couldn’t have happened without the great CMS schools who took the pledge.
See pics from the pep rallies below:
MYERS PARK HIGH SCHOOL:
SOUTH CHARLOTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL