2 schools win Positively Jax PSA contest


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Students in grades 5-12 created storyboards to compete in a contest to create 30-second public service announcement on an issue important to teens, and the winning entries from two schools were professionally produced as television PSAs that will air on Channel 4 and ThisTV Jacksonville.

Some of the topics submitted included bullying, texting and driving, sexting, body image, fitting in and dealing with peer pressure. Entries were judged based on creativity, effectiveness of message, relevance to teen audience and overall presentation.

Of 164 entries in the PSA contest, two were picked as winners.

Mandarin Middle School"Don't Be a Cookie Cutter Kid"      by Aniyah Graham Mrs. Jennifer Prescott, teacher       John Crookshank Elementary"Kids and Anxiety" by Summer Preysz, Amy Horn,        Ethan AcostaMs. Vickie Dickerson, teacher

Positively Jax is a year-long campaign dedicated to celebrating what is uniquely fabulous about Jacksonville by highlighting the people and things that make living here special.

Each month, WJXT, Channel 4, and our partner, Memorial Hospital, sponsor a community outreach event and present a Positively Jax award recognizing people or organizations making a difference in the community.