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Reception to be held today for 11th Annual ‘Keeping It SAFE’ Student Video Contest

The Keeping It SAFE Coalition for Under Twenty-one Alcohol Prevention is pleased to announce the winners of the 11th annual student video contest for the prevention of underage drinking. The contest attracted middle and high school youth teams, involving student 172 youth from 2 middle schools and 8 high schools. The choice of topics for the public service messages directed to their peers were the following: 1. What can teens do instead of drinking 2. Social media messages: influence teens to drink, prevent teens from drinking 3. How alcohol can impact decision making for example: impaired judgment, participating in risky behavior such as binge drinking, alcohol poisoning, fighting, sexual misbehavior, becoming a victim, or combining alcohol with other drugs. High school category: 15 entries First Place: Richard Montgomery HS, social media messages/ Mr. Rodney Second Place: Gaithersburg HS, how alcohol can impact decision making/Mr. Taylor Third Place: Walt Whitman HS, how alcohol can impact decision making/Mr. Schaefer Fourth Place: Gaithersburg HS, how alcohol can impact decision making/Mr. Taylor Fifth Place: Albert Einstein HS, how alcohol can impact decision making/Ms. Daniels In the top ten places were entries from Montgomery Blair HS, Albert Einstein HS, Northwest HS, and Springbrook HS. Additional entries were submitted from Montgomery Blair, Albert Einstein, Northwest, and Thomas Wootton. Middle school category: 30 entries First place: Roberto Clemente MS, how alcohol can impact decision making/Mrs. Wroblewski Second Place: Roberto Clemente MS: how alcohol can impact decision making/Mrs. Wroblewski Third Place: Roberto Clemente MS: how alcohol can impact decision making/Mrs. Wroblewski In the top twelve places were entries from Roberto Clemente and Neelsville as well as additional entries to view. A recognition celebration will be held on April 29 at 3 pm at the MCDP Headquarters, 100 Edison Park Drive Gaithersburg 20877, cafetorium.

Contact: Meg Baker (240-777-6652)

About The MoCo Student

In 2012, Student Member of the Board of Education John Mannes created a countywide press network to help build a conduit to share fresh and relevant information written by youth to the wider Montgomery County student body.

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