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Somerville student videos named finalists in PSA contests

Posted by Matt Byrne  May 21, 2012 10:04 AM

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"Peer Pressure Don't Do It," produced by Somerville High School students, is among five PSAs selected in the final round of a public service announcement contest.

Two videos produced by Somerville High School students were named finalists in the annual Middlesex District Attorney's public service announcement contest.

Both videos aim to educate youngsters about the dangers of peer pressure, and were selected among 25 entrants.

"Young people today are surrounded by mixed media messages about drug and alcohol use, relationship violence, and peer influence," said District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr. in a statement. "It is so refreshing and encouraging to review the PSA submissions, as each year students create creative, thought-provoking videos that address important issues they are facing."

For the 2012 contest, students were encouraged to create and produce an original 30 to 60 second video based on promoting healthy, substance free relationships, peer pressure, appreciating self worth, and demonstrating judgment and personal responsibility.

Now high school students across Middlesex County will view the five and vote for the winner, which will be announced in June.


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