#StandUp Multimedia Contest
David Lawrence Center recently invited local middle and high school students to let their voices be heard by participating in our #StandUp Multimedia Contest. Through short essay, poem, song, and video submissions, youth were encouraged to be part of the conversation about how mental health has impacted their lives directly or indirectly.
Congratulations to our winners!
We received many thoughtful and creative submissions into our contest, and our Selection Committee gave much deliberation and careful consideration to all entries. Prizes will be given for winners in both the middle school and high school categories.
MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL
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First Place: Daniel Dean, 8th Grade
Title of Song/Poem: #StandUp
Second-Place: Jane Jones, 7th Grade
Title of Essay: Tunnel Vision
HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL
First-Place: Janellie Galecki, 10th Grade
Title of Poem: “Stand Up”
Second-Place: Sabrina Freire, 11th Grade
Title of Essay: Untitled
Submission Prompt: David Lawrence Center’s #StandUp campaign focuses on raising awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental health, including depression, anxiety, bullying and substance use. How can you relate to #StandUp? What suggestions do you have to reduce stigma in your school or our community?