April 27, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252
WORCESTER — A powerful impaired driving public service announcement created by students from Bellingham High School won the top prize in a competition sponsored by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office.
Bellingham High School was one of 10 schools that had students create videos as part of HYPEDD – Helping Youth Prevent and Educate Against Drunk Driving – a year-long initiative sponsored by the District Attorney’s Office and funded by a grant from the Drunk Driving Trust Fund administered by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance. About 120 students total participated in this program.
Mr. Early applauded the efforts of all of the students involved and praised the high quality of the submissions.
“It’s great to see the talent of the students come through on these PSAs. It was a very competitive competition that came down a very close decision because there were a lot of high quality entries. The message from the students is the best one we can deliver to help stop impaired driving and its potentially lethal consequences,” Mr. Early said.
Judges awarded the top prize to Bellingham after reviewing all of the submissions. The three judges came from Charter Spectrum Television, the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance and S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions).
The following high schools created PSAs: Auburn, Bay Path Regional Vocational Tech, Bellingham, Blackstone Valley Tech, David Prouty, Douglas, Gardner, Holy Name, North Brookfield, and Sutton. The other PSAs are also available for viewing here.
The winning PSA and other entries will air regularly on Charter TV 3.