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Teen Nation Tour visits West Craven Middle for anti-bullying concert

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One group is trying to stop bullies through music.

On Friday, students at West Craven Middle School rocked out, to the Teen Nation Tour. A performing group, who uses music and games to educate kids about how to prevent and speak up against bullies.

" If you see bullying or are being bullied, stand up and say something. That's our message. So we try and portray them in a positive way. Let's get up and dance, let's celebrate each other's differences, let's just go wild. Let's drop our egos and let's have some fun; but while we do this … they're learning, they're getting it, they're see the point," says anti-bullying speaker and performer, Elizabeth Pearcy.

The group consist of seven 10 to 14 –year-olds, who've been bullied themselves, and use their talent to speak out against bullying.

" It's such a truthful message, that we're setting forward. If I have been bullied, and I can follow my dreams so can you. Don't ever let anything stop you," says Pearcy.

The group performs top 40 hits from artist like One Direction, Taylor Swift, and Carly Ray Jepsen, to get students to attention. In-between songs they share their bullying stories, and ask students questions about bullying for chances to win concert tickets.

West craven middle school guidance counselor, Charlene Gennatonio, hopes the students get a message of respect through the music.

" We just want tour students to realize the importance of knowing that they are important and special, each and every one of them," says Gennatonio.

The Teen Nation Tour will be touring our state through next month.

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