As far back as anyone can remember there have always been the cool kids and the "not so cool" kids in high school . Now, there's an effort underway to bring both groups together.
High school athletes across Colorado are being challenged by the state's student activities association. The Colorado High School Activities Association is asking the athletes to create videos welcoming students they normally don't associate with.
"If we get this message in to our schools and we really show them what a positive leader looks like, I think they'll take pride in changing their ways," CHSAA Assistant Commissioner Bethany Brookens said.
The videos feature high school activities from Colorado'shigh schools saying things like, "Colorado, if you can play - you can play." The students go on to say, "Whether they're gay or straight" and "none of that matters to me."
The idea is for kids who don't feel welcomed to see they are welcomed by everyone.
"Making those videos will tell them they can do it," said Sophie Pepin, a senior at ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch.
An initial video showing students from Denver East High School has already been produced.
CHSAA is holding a competition and is asking the high schools to submit their videos before February. They could be eligible for cash prizes.