Musician has message for local students: 'Love Is Louder'

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by SHELLY SLATER

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WFAA

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 8 at 6:21 PM

DALLAS — It is a song, written, sung, and deeply felt by Cameron Ernst.

“It really shows the power of music,” said Ernst.

The 23-year-old's message to North Texas is: “Love is Louder.”

“Love is louder than hate, fear, loneliness, love is louder than pain,” he said.

Ernst is taking his message on the road; he's already been to 20 local schools.

An assembly at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas made an impact on Sabrina DeGenova.

Cameron asked the students to write down one thought, by finishing the sentence, "Love is louder than ____ (fill in the blank)."

“Love is louder than stress, because junior year there is a ton of stress about grades, college, the SAT,”  Sabrina said.  “I think a lot of people say love is louder than bullying.”

With three simple tasks, Ernst challenged the students to love harder by saying "hello" using people's names in the halls, and reaching out to someone new during lunch hours, and writing encouraging notes.

“The '3' I write on my hand daily is just to remind me that I can do three simple things that can remind everyone that love is louder,” Sabrina said.

Ernst set out to be an actor and singer. He just won a Grammy recognition. Then his career took a turn when he saw his impact here.

“If you focus on others first, you are going to find success;  it might not be the success you imagined,” Ernst said.

E-mail sslater@wfaa.com

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