A Commonwealth Crisis
Senator Yaw announces the Winners!
The contest, open to all middle and high school students across the state, was sponsored by the Senate of Pennsylvania with support from the members of the Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania (DASPOP).
The challenge for students was to create a short video that addressed the issue of preventing teens from starting drugs – legal and illegal – including alcohol.
The Members of DASPOP provided $10,000 in prize money. The money will be awarded through the TAP 529 Account program in the Pennsylvania Department of Treasury and will be deposited into accounts in the names of the winners.
High School Category: 1st Place
Hempfield High School
Landisville, Lancaster County
High School Category: 2nd Place
Palisades High School
Kintnersville, Bucks County
High School Category: 3rd Place
Ryan Craig, Andrew Kelley, Nolan Porterfield, Deven Anderson, and David Kieta
Connellsville Area Senior High School
Connellsville, Fayette County
Middle School Category: 1st Place
Finley Rauscher, Hailee Rodgers, Madelynn Dragosavac, Brock Cunningham and Bradyn Field
Cambridge Springs Jr/Sr High School
Cambridge Springs, Crawford County
Middle School Category: 2nd Place
Andrew W. Mellon Middle School
Mt. Lebanon, Allegheny County
Middle School Category: 3rd Place
Freedom Area Intermediate School
Freedom, Beaver County
The Senate of Pennsylvania would like to thank all the judges involved in the “Talk To Your State Senator” Statewide Video Contest. Our judging panel consists of notable individuals from across the state, individuals who are highly recognized in the field of substance abuse and addiction.
Dr. Rachel Levine
Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Health
Jennifer S. Smith
Secretary, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
Barry L. Denk
Director, The Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Executive Director, PA Association of County Drug and Alcohol Administrators
Dr. Nancy Falvo
Associate Professor of Nursing, Clarion University
Tim Phillips, CAC
Executive Director, Westmoreland Drug Overdose Taskforce
Executive Director, Cambria County Drug Coalition