Congratulations to the eight peer-educator students from Willard Middle School whose anti-nicotine video won first place in a countywide contest hosted by the Alameda County Office of Education.
The contest called for PSAs (public service announcements) on the theme “Under the Wrapper – Ban the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products!”
You can view the students’ video on Vimeo.
Principal Debbie Dean noted that congratulations are due also to Willard counselor Jen Antonuccio as project coordinator. She has worked with the students all school year under a Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Grant.
The winning students are Karek Walker, Aaron Avery, Mei Saphir, Tatum Phelps, Olivia Clark, Noe Linville, Ava Distasi and Erin Abramson-Newman.
Winners were selected in three categories – video, audio and posters – with separate divisions for middle schools and high schools. Willard won first place in the middle school video category as a group, while a student from Pleasanton Middle School tied for first place as an individual in the middle school video category.
All the winning entries and a video about the contest from the Office of Education’s Youth Advisory Board can be viewed in a slideshow that was presented at the April 29 PSA Awards Ceremony at the county office. You can also view the Office of Education’s press release.