Brielle Students Are Winners in 2013 Statewide Middle School PSA Scriptwriting Contest



May 9, 2013

                                                                                    Matt Scuteri
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Brielle Students Are Winners in Statewide Middle School PSA Scriptwriting Contest

(BRIELLE)- Emily Brzozowski, Audrey Mannion, and Caroline Savage, students at Brielle Elementary School, were selected as statewide winners for their entry in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Annual Middle School PSA Challenge. The script will be professionally filmed, starring the students at their school.

                The Middle School PSA Challenge encourages 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students across New Jersey to create a script for a 30 second Public Service Announcement with a peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention message.  Entries are judged on creativity, message content, and ability to be produced.

                “We were really pleased at the level of quality in all the submissions,” said Angela Conover, Media Director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.  “It was a difficult decision but we are excited to see the finished product from this very talented group of Brielle students.  The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey has consistently believed that peer-to-peer messages such as the ones displayed in this year’s submissions are effective means of countering peer pressure when it comes to drug abuse.”

Second place was awarded to Julie Averbach, Lucy Beimfohr, Emily Blumstein, Nicole Cavender, Rachel Hubertus, Carly Jones, Julia Kaminski, Victoria Mak, Emily Mattlin, Amy Nadel, and Jessica Stier, of Millburn Middle School, Millburn, Essex County and Kaley Makas, Brielle Velaquez, and Charlie Chance, of Maurice River Township Elementary School, Port Elizabeth, Cumberland County.


Best known for its statewide anti-drug advertising campaign, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is a private not-for-profit coalition of professionals from the communications, corporate and government communities whose collective mission is to reduce demand for illicit drugs in New Jersey through media communication.  To date, more than $70 million in broadcast time and print space has been donated to the Partnership’s New Jersey campaign, making it the largest public service advertising campaign in New Jersey’s history. Since its inception the Partnership has garnered 120 Advertising and Public Relations Awards from National, Regional & Statewide Media Organizations.