Scituate High School’s SADD takes third place in PSA contest

Scituate High School’s SADD takes third place in PSA contest

SCITUATE – This year’s winners of the Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation’s PSA video contest have been announced, with the SADD group at Scituate High School taking third place, and $350. The goal of the contest is to raise awareness, through public service announcement videos, about the dangers of drinking and distracted driving.

Local broadcast journalists Gene Valicenti, Tara Granahan and Laura Clarizio judged the winners.

“We are excited that last year’s first place winner took the time to create yet another outstanding PSA” said Clarizio, about Scituate’s SADD. “I was impressed with the idea that a teen is the one to remind his mother not to look at a text while driving. It shows that distracted driving does not discriminate and that people of all ages are tempted.”

Alexandra Theroux and Julia Lombardi, of Lincoln High School, earned first place, and second place went to Sarah Bresky and Allyson Lezette, of Exeter West Greenwich High School.

A ceremony was held Monday, May 21, at Warwick Mall to announce this year’s winners.

Additionally, professionally-created posters with the winners’ names were to remain on display at the mall during the week following the ceremony.

Visit www.kdmf.org for more information and to watch the PSAs.