(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced the winners of the 2018 Take Action Video Contest, which was open to Ohio high school students.
For the contest, high school students were asked to create a 60-second video about one of the following telemarketing-related topics: the National Do-Not-Call Registry, dealing with illegal robocalls, and using technology to stop unwanted calls.
Attorney General Yost congratulated the following winners:
First place: Melissa Farthing from the Medina County Career Center will receive a $2,500 college scholarship for her video “Just Hang Up: Robocall PSA”
Second place: Rebecca Haywood from Wadsworth High School will receive a $1,500 college scholarship for her video “Homework Call”
Third place: Gracie Bennett from Notre Dame Academy will receive a $1,000 college scholarship for her video “Keep Your Time and Information Safe – Register Today!”
“Congratulations to our three winners, who found creative and entertaining ways to share important and helpful information about consumer protection,” Attorney General Yost said. “I appreciate their hard work, and also thank all the students and advisors who participated in the Take Action Video Contest.”
In the 2018 Take Action Contest, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received more than 60 contest entries from nearly 100 students throughout the state.
In addition to recognizing the first-, second-, and third-place winners, Attorney General Yost also recognized the following finalists of the 2018 Take Action Video Contest:
Andre Young, Twinsburg High School
Valeria Grajdianu, Mentor High School
Levon Howard and Connor Rose, Bellefontaine High School
Monet Paul, Mentor High School
Zachary Just, Wadsworth High School
Logan Willis, Mentor High School
Tony Nguyen, Westland High School
Today’s announcement coincides with National Consumer Protection Week, March 3 to 9, 2019, which promotes consumer education.