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

HC DrugFree is 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.

Come back after the FilmFest to see the winning films!

2017 Winner: " ___" by ___ (____ High School)

1st Runner Up: "___" by ___ (___ High School)

2nd Runner Up: "___" by ___ (___ High School)

Judge's Choice: "___" by ___ (___ High School)

The winning film will be 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 Film: If the film is appropriate, the winner (and possibly several other entries) may run as PSAs on HC DrugFree’s website, at HC DrugFree programs across Howard County, in local media, and in other ways determined appropriate by HC DrugFree.

HC DrugFree is committed to keeping youth drug and alcohol free. We are proud partners with the Howard County Public School System, the PTA Council of Howard County, the Howard County Health Department, the Howard County Police Department, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, the Howard County Library and The Korean Society of Maryland. For more information about use of PSAs, please contact Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director of HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040 or Admin@hcdrugfree.org.

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.