"It really affected me," says Bestor. She took part in the Maltz Museum's Stop the Hate Essay Contest, and was one of 10 finalists. She ended up winning the top scholarship of $50,000.
Andrea wrote about the bullying that a special education student at Avon Lake High School endured. Since his death, she decided to launch the "Speak No Evil" campaign at her school.
Next week, students will begin selling wristbands that say "speak no evil" and "stop the hate." The proceeds will go to bring in suicide prevention speakers for the students.
"I hope that students will become more aware of their words wearing these bracelets," says Bestor. She plans to use her scholarship money to go to Miami of Ohio and major in psychology.