A Christmas Story, The Musical wanted to make a difference, so young writers in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades were invited to submit stories about putting an end to bullying. STOMP Out Bullying™ and A Christmas Story, The Musical began working together to end bullying in our schools and communities and launched the Inaugural Anti-Bullying Writing Competition. Last night the Third Place Winner received her prize with an added bonus. Sophia Warwood received 2 tickets to A Christmas Story, The Musical, plus the Original Cast Album, Backstage Tour and an Award Certificate but the producers gave Sophia Warwood a backstage tour where she met all the stars as her friend Bea Avery watched with glee.
Sophia’s story followed the lines of how bullying affected her life, how a bullying incident she witnessed changed her or her strategy for avoiding bullies at school or in her neighborhood. Her story include at least one idea, ONE ACTION, that they believe other kids, their school administrators, or their community could initiate to limit or prevent bullying in the future.
A Christmas Story the Musical is based on the movie starring Peter Billingsley which was based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of raconteur Jean Shepherd. As nine-year-old Ralphie Parker dreams about only one thing for Christmas – a Red Ryder BB Gun, everyone around him tells him NO. Set in Indiana, Shepherd (played by Dan Lauria), a grown up Ralphie recalls how this one wish and the moments leading up to it have forever stayed in his memories.
Look for more news and the name of the first place winner.