Attorney General DeWine Announces Winners of High School Consumer Video Contest

Nickolas Belliveau, Sam Richardson, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, and Maggie Cripe

 

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the winners of the 2016 Take Action Video Contest, in which Ohio high school students were asked to create 60-second videos about consumer protection topics.

Sam Richardson who attends Loveland High School placed second and won a $1,500 scholarship for the video he created about cybersecurity and privacy.

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The announcement coincides with National Consumer Protection Week, March 5-11, 2017, which promotes consumer education.

The 2016 Take Action Video Contest winners were:

For the 2016 Take Action Video Contest, Ohio high school students grades 9 to 12 were asked to submit a 60-second video on one the of the following topics: imposter scams; cybersecurity privacy and safety; or the importance of checking your credit report. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office received more than 120 contest entries from nearly 200 students throughout the state.

 

The top three winners will receive college scholarships of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000, respectively.

“Consumer protection is an important topic for people of all ages,” Attorney General DeWine said. “These videos helped communicate consumer protection messages in creative ways. We congratulate the winners, and we thank all those who participated.” 

Attorney General DeWine also recognized the following finalists of the 2016 Take Action Video Contest:

  • Rosie Westerbeck (Minster High School)
  • Nick Jenkins (Oak Hill High School)
  • Hannah Benson (Metro Early College High School)
  • Cindy Tang (Upper Arlington High School)
  • Joseph Hritsko (Four Cities Compact — Wadsworth High School)
  • Brady Woodworth and Brandon Hargus (Parma City Schools)                                  
  • Chantal Monnier and Brittany Brown (Paulding High School)           

For the 2016 Take Action Video Contest, Ohio high school students grades 9 to 12 were asked to submit a 60-second video on one the of the following topics: imposter scams; cybersecurity privacy and safety; or the importance of checking your credit report. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office received more than 120 contest entries from nearly 200 students throughout the state.

During National Consumer Protection Week, organizations throughout the country help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money.

Consumers who want to learn more about scams, identity theft, or other consumer protection topics should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515.



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