PACE is proud to announce the top six 2018-19 STOP ("Students Taking on Predators") student-made videos. Oregon high school students were encouraged to create videos on the topic of identifying, reporting, and eliminating sexual harassment in schools.
"Our goal was to generate awareness about the issue and create learning tools for schools to stop boundary invasion of students," said Dave Harvey, PACE Administrator. "These videos are especially powerful because they represent students' perspectives."
The videos also contain a link to the statewide Safe Oregon tipline, which allows for anonymous tips to law enforcement. Each winning video is awarded a $5,000 college scholarship. Winners were chosen based on quality of information on preventing boundary invasion and harassment of students. Students were encouraged to keep the videos short and focus on production quality and emotional appeal. Watch each of the winning videos below.
Taylor Friederichs is a senior at Culver High School. This fall she plans to attend Eastern Oregon University, where she plans to pursue a degree in nursing.
Tanner Barth is a senior at Junction City High School. This fall he plans to attend Lane Community College, where he expects to study programming and game design. He enjoys video production and sports. Tanner is an Eagle Scout and has competed at the state level in soccer, track and field, and speech and debate.
Tanner says, "My whole life my Dad and I have made videos together, and when I got into high school and got my driver's license, I started to make them by myself with friends...I am very excited for the future and to see what I can accomplish."
Karis Lee is attending George Fox University in Fall 2019.
Karis submitted background information on her video: "Sexual assault can sometimes be ignored, or not talked about, creating a barrier for those who are getting harmed. It's important for everyone to be educated on the topic, as well as know safe places they can turn to get help."
Jacob Finzer is a junior at Clackamas High School and has been a part of the Sabin-Schellenberg Center's Broadcasting and Social Media Program for the last two years. He plans to pursue a career as a producer or director, creating TV shows and films. Jacob looks up to Ryan Murphy, creator of American Horror Story and American Crime Story. He, too, wants to create award-winning productions that entertain and make the audience think.
Jacob said, "I am ecstatic that my video was chosen and my friend's story is able to be shared and help spread awareness of what is happening in our schools."
Grant Didway is a junior and the ASB media director at Oregon City High School. He is involved in OCH's student council, national honors, soccer, snowboarding team and tennis. Outside of school, he enjoys climbing, and he wants to study Computer Science or Mechanical Engineering in college.
Diana Dominguez is a sophomore at Ridgeview High School in Redmond. She is an active tennis player and participates in Juntos and Avanza, college readiness programs for Latinos. After graduation, she hopes to attend the University of Oregon to major in business administration and minor in mathematics.
Kyra Galloway is a sophomore at Ridgeview High School in Redmond. She plans to attend Central Oregon Community College, then transfer to Oregon State University to major in veterinary sciences. Outside of school, she stays busy with 4H. She is also on the high school soccer team.
Kayleen Pena is a sophomore at Ridgeview High School in Redmond. She plans to attend Portland State University to become a pediatric dentist.
Kayleen said, “When looking at the other winning videos, I found myself amazed at the quality.”