PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Delaware County student is being honored for standing up to bullying. Interboro High School student Jesse Scholtz was recognized by TeachAntiBullying.org for sharing his story about being bullied.
Scholtz received a service medal, certificate, a “Say No 2 Bullying” sweatshirt, and a $100 Amazon gift certificate from Dr. Claudio Cerullo, who works to help those facing school violence.READ MORE: Four Guns Confiscated From Philadelphia International Airport Passengers Over Weekend
“I could never talk to anyone, I was very shy and I’ve gotten used to it now and started talking to more people,” Scholtz said. “I’m happy, thank you for this.”READ MORE: Giant Supermarket Chain Opening 4 New Stores In Philadelphia, Hiring 700 Employees
“For Jesse, and for young people that we have honored, it’s the courage to be able to stand tall and say, ‘I am not going to be defeated,'” Cerullo said.
For more resources for children affected by school bullying or to nominate a student for recognition, visit https://www.teachantibullying.org/.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Chef Eli Kulp Finds New Mission After Being Paralyzed In Amtrak Crash, Battle With Depression
By CBS3 reporter Alicia Roberts