Thank you to the 152 students who submitted substance abuse prevention posters and videos for this year's As Seen By Teens contest. Congratulations to the following 2014 winners!:
First Place - Middle School Second Place - Middle School
Caroline Karsten Emma Watson
Rockwood Valley, Gr 8 Holy Infant, Gr 7
Third Place - Middle School First Place - High School Second Place - HS
Saira Ingram Anna Alt Brandon Ingli
Selvidge, Gr 6 Marquette, Gr 9 Marquette, Gr 9
Third Place - High School People's Choice - Middle School
Lucy Zhu Miranda Krentz
Marquette, Gr 9 Holy Infant, Gr 7
PSA Video Winners and Links:
1st place: Molly Grotha and Grace Prosperi, Marquette seniors
2nd place: Ariel Sierra and Ali Main, Marquette seniors
3rd place: Nick Weaver and Ryan Giesing, Eureka freshmen
1st place: Haley Krey, LaSalle Springs 8th grader
2nd place: Ian Watson-Hirsch, Kevin Dunne and Drew Hediger, Holy Infant 7th graders
3rd place: Noah Wooten, Tommy Licata and Tommy Whitaker, Holy Infant 7th graders
Students were recognized at the Judging & Awards Ceremony at B&B Theater on Wednesday, February 19th. Winning entries will be featured at: Six Flags, schools, city halls, fitness centers, and on TV channels including MTV, MTV2 and Nick!
Our contest is announced each October. It is open to all middle school and high school youth who live or attend school in Rockwood. We encourage art, graphic design, broadcasting and other teachers to support the contest by encouraging student participation, and incorporating the project into curriculum areas where possible. The entry deadline is late January each year, and winners are selected by an independent panel of five judges each February.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes and People’s Choice Awards are awarded for the best high school and middle school PSA videos and posters.
By engaging youth in peer-to-peer and youth-to-adult prevention messaging, youth help raise community awareness on dangers associated with substance abuse. When more people understand risks, fewer engage in risky behavior.
Share your talents with us by creating a public service announcement or poster about preventing substance abuse! You'll have the chance to win great prizes and have your poster or video displayed/aired for 6-9 months in many community venues.
Click here for the criteria our judges will use to decide this year's winners.
2013 winning PSA videos:
1st place Middle School - KJ Louis, Crestview 6th grade watch
2nd place Middle School - Lauren Zhou, Crestview 7th grade watch
People's Choice Award: Mackenzie Rancel, Selvidge 7th grade
1st place HIgh School - Molly Grotha, MHS 11th grade watch
2nd place High School - Cullen Shaver, Jake Peters, Noah Reid, MHS 11th graders watch
3rd place High School - Abby Schweig, Brittney Millaway, Kyron Norman, Emily Clark, MHS 12th graders watch
Resources for Prevention Statistics:
Local Rockwood Statistics