CTC of Greater Downingtown Announces 2023 Youth Prevention Video Contest Winners

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DOWNINGTOWN, PA — Communities that Care of Greater Downingtown (CTC) announced its 3rd annual alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) prevention youth video contest winners. All 7th – 12th-grade youth who live in the Downingtown Area School District were invited to create a motivational video message to showcase how they give back or better their community by choosing to live a healthy lifestyle and not use drugs or alcohol.

2023 CTC Video Contest Winners

Ishaan Baheti, a tenth grader from Downingtown STEM Academy, and Rishab Jain, an eleventh grader from Downingtown STEM Academy, won first prize in the video contest for their dynamic video which highlighted things they do to help their community through living a drug-free lifestyle. The second-place winners, Aadit Raol and Anuj Raol, tenth graders from Downingtown STEM Academy, co-created a video that showcased their motivation for how they can help their neighbors & community members by choosing a healthy lifestyle and not using drugs or alcohol. Finally, Helayna Stewart, an eleventh grader at Downingtown STEM Academy, discussed how her love of being involved in her school’s Key Club and cheerleading team has been a driving influence in her choosing to live a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle.

The video contest winners will each receive a cash prize, ranging up to $250.00, and will be featured on CTC of Greater Downingtown’s social media channels. To view the winning videos, visit our YouTube channel link at the bottom of our website: www.dtownctc.org.

CTC of Greater Downingtown knows that most youth do NOT use drugs and alcohol and they wish to celebrate that through this video contest. The Downingtown Area School District Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data supports this statement as 85.6% of DASD youth said that they had not used alcohol in the past 30 days and 90.1% said that they had not used marijuana in the past 30 days (PAYS 2021).

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