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Mt. Carmel High Students Send a Video, With Love, to Japan

Students want to send a message of hope to Japanese teens.

Mt. Carmel High School students turned the campus red in honor of Japan on Friday, and recorded a video message of hope for students in the earthquake damaged country.

It was the idea of 15-year-old sophomore Tyler Kidd, who said he has relatives in Japan. But this wasn't about his family. Kidd said he wanted to show people in Japan that students of different races, cultures and backgrounds also cared about the plight of Japanese people.

Dr. Michael Inoue, the honorary consul general for Japan in San Diego, spoke before a packed gym at lunchtime Friday as they recorded their message.

"Ganbare," the students shouted, a Japanese term of encouragement.

The message goes out to the students of Takata High School, which was devastated by the recent earthquake and tsunami. Kidd said he heard about the high school and wanted to send the students a message of hope.

The students also signed a hope banner, which was presented to Inoue.

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Tyler Kidd April 07, 2011 at 03:26 AM
Ms. Lowe I wanted to thank you for the wonderful article you wrote. I also wanted to let you know that we have completed our final video and that we have uploaded on youtube. Please let me know what you think. I hope that this will let people in Japan know that someone cares about them. I hope this video will cheer someone up even if it is just a day, minute, or just a second in their life. I would be happy just knowing that I made a difference in someone's life. Would you please help me spread this message of hope to those in distress from this disaster. We do not want them to give up, and our thoughts and prayers are with them. We all hope that Japan will persevere through this time of hardship. NIPPON GANBARE! Sincerely Tyler Kidd Here is the link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61n1QgFvdok
Shauntel Lowe April 07, 2011 at 05:27 PM
Thank you, Tyler, for the update! I will be sure to let people know about the video.

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