Three Brielle Elementary School eighth graders have been selected as statewide winners of an anti-drug public service announcement contest.
Emily Brzozowski, Audrey Mannion, and Caroline Savage are the state winners of the Middle School Public Service Announcement Challenge, sponsored by the Parntership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.
The trio competed against 500 of their peers from all over New Jersey to create the most creative and powerful substance abuse prevention television commercial script, according to a release.
The commercial was filed at Brielle Elementary and around the county, featuring the three students. It will appear as a PSA on television stations throughout New Jersey, the release says.
The Middle School PSA Challenge encourages 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students across New Jersey to create a script for a 30-second Public Service Announcement with a peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention message. Entries are judged on creativity, message content, and ability to be produced.
“We were really pleased at the level of quality in all the submissions,” said Angelo M. Valente, executive director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. “It was a difficult decision but we were very excited to see the finished product from this very talented group of Brielle students.”