Carroll High School boasts a number of trophys and awards from their students. Two Juniors are now adding to those accomplishments, this time at a national level.
Juniors Patrick T'Kindt and Brett Peters were announced as the top 15 finalists in a national anti-bullying video contest.
"At first I thought it would just be something we'd do and if it won then that would be cool. But after we started working on it and you saw the final product I thought yeah we'll get a good chance to get it," said Peters.
Today T'Kindt and Peters presented the "Best Actor Award" to Adam Gannon, who was bullied in their video called "Lost Hope." The short film examines the tragic effect that bullying can have on students.
Patrick and Brett started brainstorming their video back in November with the help of their video editing teacher Bob Johnston.
"Patrick is one of the students who comes in after school and spends a lot of his free time helping me with videos and his own stuff so the passion is there and I'm just glad that his passion is being rewarded," Johnston told WFFT.
Patrick and Brett won an all-expense paid trip to L.A. to attend the Teen Video Award Show where the awards were announced.
As for the future, Patrick tells WFFT, "We were staring the planning of a video for next year's contest and we're starting a YouTube channel that our main focus is going to be on anti-bullying."
Patrick and Brett say they are working on future projects and even a career in photography.
Link to "Lost Hope" video entry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWn_7_f8b3U