West Kelowna teen recognized at Twitter HQ

Megan Trudeau | September 12, 2017 in West Kelowna

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A West Kelowna teen is being recognized at the first annual #Digital4Good event at Twitter HQ in San Francisco, CA.

Karah Hopgood was nominated by a community member for her popular Instagram account, Humans of Boucherie.

Humans of Boucherie documents the stories of students at Mount Boucherie Secondary School and is recognized for the sense of community and empathy that it has created across the campus.

Hopgood highlights the unique and positive stories of fellow classmates, sharing their thoughts and ambitions. The last post on Humans of Boucherie tells the story of Jake Fehr, who went missing on July 15th, 2017, and was found deceased on August 12th.

In remembrance of Fehr, the post shares a message from him, saying, “whatever you do, do with your name.”

#Digital4Good is being spearheaded by #ICanHelp, a non-profit organization committed to empowering students to play an active role in improving the online environment.

The event is being held on September 18th, where Hopgood and 16 other students will celebrate the social good in social media.

The gathering of students, educators, and industry professionals at the #Digital4Good event will aim to create solutions to some of the complicated issues and social problems in social tech use.

The event will take place at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco and will be live-streamed on Periscope to a global audience. More information about #ICanHelp can be found here.


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