CHARLESTON – Students at Cabell Midland High School competed with more than 150 students from across the state for third place in the eighth annual NO School Spirits PSA competition, according to a press release.
This year, the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA) received 28 applications from 14 schools.
WVABCA presented Cabell Midland High School with a check for $ 1,000 on Wednesday morning. The students and the head of faculty also received individual certificates of recognition from West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, as well as a Brick outdoor waterproof Bluetooth speaker.
The PSA NO School Spirits competition is a prevention and education program created to combat alcohol consumption among minors. The program is funded by State Farm, the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.
“Programs that prevent underage drinking can save lives, and including our young people in this prevention work is important to achieve meaningful and positive impact,” said WVABCA Commissioner Fred Wooton.
Point Pleasant Junior / Senior High School took home the top prize of $ 5,000, and their PSA is currently airing on state television and radio stations. Morgantown High School won $ 2,500 and $ 750, respectively, for second and fourth place. Wheeling Park High School took home $ 750 for fifth place. All winning videos can be viewed on the WVABCA Facebook page.