Brentwood High TV/Film students are taking a stand against distracted driving by doing what they do best.
The program won Best Public Service Announcement (PSA) in the Be in the Zone, Turn Off Your Phone contest May 1. The contest was hosted by The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The winning PSA was produced by Casey Crowe, James Derryberry, Lena Gurley, Garrett Linney, Nathan Nance, Allison Steele and Sierra Windle.
The contest had two phases. The first phase involved the students attending a one-day program to experience mock trauma situations, presentations and simulations to teach them about distracted driving and its consequences. During the second phase, students were tasked with creating a year-long driving campaign promoting what they learned.
For their work, the students earned a cash prize.
“From planning to shooting to editing, the seniors worked very hard on this project,” said BHS TV/Film teacher Ronnie Adcock. “It was a collaboration between Brentwood Police, Fire, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Emergency Management, DECA, the BHS theater department and TV and Film.”