Mifflin County Communities That Care (CTC) made award presentations to the winners of the Underage Drinking Prevention commercial contest. All high school students in the media classes were invited to submit a 30-second commercial. As part of the awards the winners were given a total of $200 in gift certificates to be used at One-Stop Communications.
The theme of the student commercials is “Most Mifflin County Teens Have Better Things to do than to Drink Alcohol.” In their commercials, students were asked to include statistics from the 2009 Youth Survey, which was taken by over 1,000 youth in Mifflin County. Results of this survey showed that most teens do not drink regularly, despite the common misperception to the contrary.
1st Place winner: Stevi Stimely, Lewistown Area High School
2nd Place winners: Jen Zelinskie and Olivia Goss, Indian Valley High School
Their commercials are being aired on Comcast from April 4 to June 26 on these Comcast channels: Comedy Central; E!; ESPN; ESPN2; ABC Family; MTV; VH1; Nick; TBS; Cartoon Network; and USA; and Discovery.
Airtime for the commercials was funded by a grant from The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to Mifflin County Communities That Care.