2017 HC DrugFree Category  "Stressed Out? KNOW Drug Free Alternatives"

HC DrugFree was pleased to partner with the 2017 HoCo Student FilmFest. This year, HC DrugFree was looking for Howard County film-savvy teens able to create Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that focused on the stresses that teenagers face and how they can handle stress without drugs and alcohol. Films were to be 30-90 seconds, be appropriate for family viewing, and have an original concept or idea.

2017 1st Place Winners in the HC DrugFree Category: Amanda and Claire O'Shaughnessy from Reservoir High School. Congratulations to these creative sisters! 

2017 1st Place Winners in the HC DrugFree Category: Amanda and Claire O'Shaughnessy from Reservoir High School. Congratulations to these creative sisters! 

2017 1st Place: "Take Charge" by Reservoir High School students Amanda O'Shaughnessy and Claire O'Shaughnessy

2nd Place: "Stress Less" by Atholton High School students Anna Beidelman, Sarah Courtney, Paige Beidelman, Meg Kurup, Allison Siil, Muskaan Manroy, Veronica Adler 

2nd Place: "Two Options" by Hammond High School students Renee Lindenmann, Nashawn Callands, Bailey Smith, Michael Weiss, Hosea Mundi and teacher: Ms. Mary B. West 

3rd Place: "Stress" by Atholton High School student Cianna Bisant and River Hill High School student Chidera Umeozulu

The winning films were shown at the HoCoFilm Festival on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7 P.M. at the Miller Library in Ellicott City. Intended Use of Winning Films: As appropriate, films may run as PSAs on HC DrugFree’s website and other outlets, at HC DrugFree programs across Howard County, in local media, and in other ways determined appropriate by HC DrugFree.

Joan Webb Scornaienchi, HC DrugFree's Executive Director, thanks the 2017 FilmFest Advisors: Ms. Binki McKenna from Reservoir High School and Ms. Jill Lee from Long Reach High School. Thank you to all the adults working with the teens throughout the year!

Joan Webb Scornaienchi, HC DrugFree's Executive Director, thanks the 2017 FilmFest Advisors: Ms. Binki McKenna from Reservoir High School and Ms. Jill Lee from Long Reach High School. Thank you to all the adults working with the teens throughout the year!

2016 HC DrugFree Category Winner - HoCo FilmFest

For the second consecutive year, Rachel Lin, a senior at Howard High School won the HC DrugFree Category at the HoCo FilmFest. Congratulations to Rachel and all the winners. 

Winner: “It Starts with One” by Rachel Lin, Rachel Water and Michael Cook (Howard High School)

1st Runner Up: "Hit Me Up" by Nicholas Martineau and Ryan Buckmaster (Centennial High School)

2nd Runner Up: "Don't Start" by Lauryn Terry, Victoria Duong, Kameron Smith and Desiree Gabor (Hammond High School)

Judge's Choice: "Hope" by Cianna Bisant (Atholton High School)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HC DrugFree HoCo FilmFest Winning Video and SMOB Candidate

March 20, 2015

2015 - HC DrugFree is excited to announce the winner of the HC DrugFree category in the HoCo FilmFest

Joan Webb Scornaienchi presented Rachel Lin, a junior at Howard High School and member of HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council, with the 1st place trophy in the HC DrugFree Category at the 2015 HoCo FilmFest. Rachel's film about concert safety, The Kids Aren't Alright, can be viewed here.

Rachel is also running for the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB). Election Day is April 22. Click here to see her creative campaign video.