The Injury Prevention Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital has announced the winners of the 2014 “Safety is NO Accident” video and poster contest for Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass. high school students. Winners came from Barrington High School, Chariho High School, Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, and the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center.
“This year’s entries were at a record high, with a total of 72 from 104 students at 19 different schools throughout Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass.,” said Dina Morrissey, MD, program coordinator for the Injury Prevention Center. “Many of the entries focused on topics that are especially relevant to our entrants and their peers, such as texting while driving and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”
High school students were invited to create an original poster or 30-second video that sends an important message about safety to their peers and the community. Dozens of entries were received from both public and private high schools. A panel of judges that included health professionals, state police and occupational health experts gathered to choose the winners. The first place video winner receives a $2,000 college scholarship, and the first place poster winner receives a $1,000 college scholarship.
- First place – Lindsay Daugherty and Christopher Gilbert of Barrington High School
- Second place – Austin Williams and Nicholas Perreault of Warwick Area Career and Technical Center
- Third place – Ty Enos of Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School
- First place – Christian Alejandre of Warwick Area Career and Technical Center
- Second place – Hailee Richesin of Chariho High School
- Third place – Sabrina Hacket of Barrington High School
The winning video and poster entries may be viewed at the following link:
A Mentor’s Award was also presented to the Rhode Island teacher whose students submitted the most entries. John West from Barrington High School oversaw 15 contest entries from 24 students at his school.
The winners will be presented with awards and scholarship prizes by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts in a ceremony at the Rhode Island State House on Wednesday, April 9 at 4 p.m. The first place winning poster will be displayed on a billboard for one month and the first place winning video will be shown at a Pawtucket Red Sox game.
This year’s contest was made possible through funds raised during the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Radiothon and a grant from AAA of Southern New England. For more information about avoiding accidental injury, please visit The Injury Prevention Center website at www.rhodeislandhospital.org/injury-prevention.