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Tickets still available for anti-bullying family night event on Nov. 6


Teen pop star and anti-bullying icon Meredith O’Connor will visit three schools and offer an evening presentation for students and families this week.


During her visits to South Lake High School, Eustis High School – Curtright Center and Umatilla Elementary School, Meredith will speak candidly about the ridicule she faced as a young teenager and encourage students to support each other, report bullying when it happens, and work to prevent it. She used her past experiences as the inspiration for her self-written song, “The Game.” In this track, she sings about the importance of being true to oneself.


Meredith has sold out shows all over the world, but she says performing at schools is the most meaningful part of her work. “I love going into schools because I get the chance to make it really personal,’’ she said. “I make sure the students can meet and ask me questions, and that’s something that I can’t do at a concert or on TV.”


At the family night event on Nov. 6 at Mount Dora High School, Meredith will share her story, emphasize the importance of the parents’ roles and how they can help in tough situations, perform two songs, answer questions, take pictures and sign autographs.


For more information or to obtain a ticket to the free family night event, please contact Safe Schools at 352-263-6675. Supplies are limited.