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Three capes to this year’s winning videographers of Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes’s annual anti-bullying campaign. The entries were so good that the judges couldn’t pick just one. So they picked two. Both videos were created by students at PS 186.

One video was created by Fiona Kocillari, Andres Valle, and Willis Tran, and dealt with how children who are bullied learn to deal with the bullying and the frustration that goes along with it.

Winner number two, “Super Nice Guy,” was the brain child of Jessica Ross, Mohammad Rashid, John Ting, Anaiah Rivera, and Kristen Valdes. The skit features Super Nice Guy, the hero in the cape who comes to the rescue of a girl being bullied.

Students had the help of Adrian Ross, activity specialist, and Christine Agnello, assistant program director of the Neighborhood Improvement Association’s ExpandEd program, in creating the winning selections.

Not to be left out, Principal Bayan Cadotte and Elaine Delaney, parent coordinator, also put their two cents in to create these Oscar-worthy productions.

“Bullying has increasingly become a problem in schools and the online community. It occurs daily in our schools, schoolyards, homes, and on the Internet,” our pal Joe told us. And he should know — he has a special detail working on it.

Hynes added, “The contest was an effort to curb bullying. Our hope is to raise the consciousness of not only children, but teachers, administrators and parents to the reality of bullying and how each one of them has got to step up and be a part of solving this terrible problem.” He’s certainly raised our consciousness.

The winners get to be district attorney for a day and spend time with Hynes himself, attending meetings and conferences and all that other good stuff.

PS 186 [7601 19th Ave. between 75th and 76th streets in Bensonhurst, (718) 236–7071].

Posted 12:00 am, November 29, 2012
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