Williamsburg seniors win PSA contest

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

Four students from Whitley County are receiving some state-wide attention after winning a contest that involved creating a public service announcement.

They entered Bluegrass Cellular's "Drive Now. Text L8R," and now their PSA will be featured on television stations across Kentucky.

The PSA was 30 seconds long and had to show the dangers of distracted driving.

The team consisted of four seniors: Alex Rains, Seth McCoy, Cameron Reeves and Ryan Greer.

They hope their PSA will make people think twice before texting and driving, and they hope it hits teenagers especially hard.

"I wouldn't want any of them to get hurt in an accident because of something as simple as that because it's a very dangerous issue and no one takes it seriously," said Reeves.

Their idea was simple, just pretend it was any other day driving around Williamsburg. They did not write a script or assign any parts.

They never dreamed their video would win the contest.

"It was a shock to us and we were just sitting in class one day, and Mrs. Croley gets a call. We were jumping around," said McCoy.

They hope others will listen to their message just like they are.

Their teacher, Tracey Croley, is very proud of her students.

They also won a $1,000 award for winning the contest.

The full PSA can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjrCA_UD1kA&NR=1&feature=endscreen.

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