Winners named in PSA contest

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BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — The WKBN 27 Caring for our Community campaign recognized six high school students Wednesday during the 9th annual Tom Holden Memorial Scholarship luncheon.

One-hundred and fifty teenagers from across the Valley submitted public service announcements highlighting their organization of choice. Of those, judges selected one winner and five runners up.

The top prize, a $1,500 scholarship, went to Jasmine Graham, a junior at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center in Champion. Friends and other high school students inspired her write a script about Help Hotline and suicide prevention.

“There always will be hope. There always will be someone you can go and call. There always will be somebody that will help you out. There’s never just suicide. There’s always something else,” Graham said.

Her PSA will air on WKBN. Graham will use her scholarship to attend Youngstown State University, where she plans to major in telecommunications and business.

The other winners and the topic of their PSA were:

  • Stephanie Baringer of Newton Falls High School, Mill Creek MetroParks
  • Tia Jones of LaBrae High School, Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Kelly Sweeney of Struthers High School, Goodwill Industries
  • Thomas Sunseri of Trumbull Career & Technical Center, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Madeline Grimes of Mathews High School, Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County

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