Voting is officially open for the "ARE YOU ABOVE IT?" video contest! The video competition was created by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Arizona Affiliate as an opportunity for teens statewide to find a voice when it comes to tough issues. Participants created a short video that highlighted the skills and talents that help them stay above the influence of drugs and alcohol - whether it is playing sports, doing magic tricks or showing off the next great recipe.
We had a lot of great submissions from all over the state this year, but we had to narrow them down to three entries. The finalists are Andrew Madrid, a student from St. John's High School in St. John's; Michael Hamilton and Mairely Urias, students from Cottonwood Middle School; and the television production class of Mohave Accelerated Learning Center in Bullhead City.
The finalists' videos can be viewed here after clicking on the "VOTE!" button. Voting is open to the public from February 25 - March 4 on the website. The winning entrant or team, which will be announced March 5, will be awarded $500, the runner-up will receive $300 and the third place entry will win $200.
Good luck to the contestants!