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Eagle Scout Candidate Fights Bullying With a Camera

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It's the combination of two of Tyler Helvin's passions, scouting and video production.
And it's an Eagle Scout project produced by the Carlisle High School junior, aimed at helping younger students deal with bullying.
"I want the kids to feel that they can stop bullying and they can get through it,' said the Eagle Scout candidate. "That the kids can talk to people who are there to help them."
The six month production included Helvin as director, narrator and cameraman, under the supervision of the school's Communications Technology department.
Communications Technology Instructor William Stoms said, except for a few minor editing tweaks that he did, Helvin was calling the shots on the production. "He did a good job of maintaining control of the whole project from the beginning," said Stoms. "You could just feel it come together."
As part of his project, Helvin presented the video to Wilson Middle School students, some of whom appeared in the video as actors and real-life victims of bullying.
A unique scene involved Helvin's mother, Cumberland County Deputy Sheriff Michelle Gutshall, when she escorted Helvin into a jail cell. The message there was that bullying can lead to criminal charges in some cases.
"Some bullying could result in a criminal record and you could end up here," warned Helvin as the cell door slammed shut.
School administrators say the video is the right message at the right time.
" I thought he hit a home run," said 9th Grade Assistant Principal Paul Wysoki. I thought he clearly accomplished his goals."
Helvin says his quest for the Eagle Scout award inspired the video, but the real payoff would be helping a troubled student.
"I would feel unbelievably happy knowing that I helped a kid that, who knows where he would be if he hadn't watched it," said Helvin.
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