“I feel great,” said Jessica Barba. “I get to go back to school and I get to see all my friends and I get to also hand in the project that created all this.”
It’s been a whirlwind of publicity for 15-year-old Jessica Barba, but not the kind she expected. She anticipated a few thousand hits on online, instead she has made headlines and appeared on national television.
For an assignment on persuasive speech, Jessica Barba, 15, created an anti-bullying video and Facebook page about a fictitious 12-year-old girl who commits suicide after being bullied at school.