Anti-bullying assembly at Shelley High School

'Bikers against Bullies U.S.A.' and 'Live to Be' presented an assembly at Shelley High School on Monday. From left are Marine Troy, Flash, SHS student Corey Neilson and Jared Blake. Jared Blake, of 'The Voice' fame and 'Live to Be' performed at Shelley High School during an anti-bullying assembly on Monday. Flash of 'Bikers against Bullies U.S.A.' brought his motorcycle into the gym in Shelley HIgh School to introduce the anti-bullying assembly on Monday. Marine Troy of 'Bikers against Bullies U.S.A.' took part in the anti-bullying assembly that took place at Shelley HIgh School on Monday. McKenna Bateman (on left) and Rebecca Erickson celebrated their birthdays on Monday. Jared Blake and the entire Shelley High School student body sang them 'Happy Birthday.'
By: 
LESLIE MIELKE
Staff Writer

"Bikers against Bullies U.S.A." and "Live to Be" arrived in force at Shelley High School on Monday morning and Hobbes Middle School in Shelley on Monday afternoon.
Corey Neilson organized the assembly for his senior project.
He said, "I met them at Indian Motorcycle in Idaho Falls. About mid-September, I went on their website to see how to get them here. I enjoyed the assembly; I thought it was fun. It was a lot better than I expected."
Flash and Marine Troy from Missoula, Montana, are with "Bikers against Bullies U.S.A." Performer Jared Blake organized the "LIve to Be" program.
"This assembly is about respect, freedom and diversity," Flash of Bikers against Bullies U.S.A. said. Performer Jared Blake of "Live to Be" is from Nashville, Tennessee. He was on the first season of "The Voice."
"By the time I was 22, I had a record deal and publishing deal," Blake said. "Everyone around me thought I was awesome and I bought into it.
He added, "By age 24, I had been in one psych ward; had almost overdosed three times; totaled two vehicles and checked myself into rehab. I got sober so I could live my life.
Blake said, "When it's your decision, your choice, you are no longer pressured to be what other people think you should be." Performer Jared Blake of "Live to Be" is from Nashville, Tennessee. He was on the first season of "The Voice."
"By the time I was 22, I had a record deal and publishing deal," Blake said. "Everyone around me thought I was awesome and I bought into it.
He added, "By age 24, I had been in one psych ward; had almost overdosed three times; totaled two vehicles and checked myself into rehab. I got sober so I could live my life.
Blake said, "When it's your decision, your choice, you are no longer pressured to be what other people think you should be."
To read the full article, see it in the Tuesday, Feb. 13, edition of the Morning News.

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