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Letter to the Editor

Published: June 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Thanks students, staff at Twinsburg for participation

Drug Free Action Alliance and the Start Talking! Program, in partnership with Verizon, recently hosted a competition in which middle and high students in Ohio were invited to create minute-long videos encouraging parents and teens to have frequent and meaningful conversations about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

More than 130 teens from schools and organizations throughout Ohio participated and submitted dozens of videos in the "Start Recording & Start Talking" contest -- each sharing their advice on how teens and adults can initiate those important conversations. The level of creativity and initiative taken by the students was incredible and encouraging. After all, we all can play a role when it comes to drug prevention.

In April we had the opportunity to recognize the students who produced the three winning videos during the Ohio Youth Led Prevention Network's annual "We are the Majority" rally at the Statehouse where each team was presented with college savings awards.

We thank the students and faculty at Twinsburg High School for their participation and for sharing their talents to support the drug prevention mission and helping to promote good decision-making among the teens in their community. To view some of the videos visit www.drugfreeactionalliance.org and please start talking.

Marcie Seidel, Columbus

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