Student Places Second in PSA Contest
Fox Chapel Area High School sophomore Grace Han recently won second place in the FBI Pittsburgh’s annual HOPE (Heroin Outreach Prevention and Education) PSA Contest. The competition was sponsored by the Penguins Foundation and the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association. For the contest, Grace created a PSA-awareness video on the dangers of choosing to use opioids in an effort to combat the crisis confronting our region. Her PSA, entitled “Know More to No More,” won second place in the “People’s Choice” category and featured Fox Chapel Area High School students giving facts and statistics about heroin, fentanyl, and opioid addiction. Grace was awarded a $2,500 grant to support Fox Chapel Area High School’s multimedia program, along with five VIP party suite tickets to attend the January 30 Pittsburgh Penguins’ game.
Grace’s award-winning video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X3fbRWTHVg&t=66s.
The goal of the Penguins’ and the FBI’s partnership is to challenge youth to find creative and innovative ways to raise awareness on the dangers of fentanyl and prescription opioid abuse and heroin use. More than 40 entries were submitted from students from schools across the Pittsburgh area.