MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) Tuesday night Marquette County Cares, or MC2 (MC Squared), held their mini health fair at the Marquette Alternative High School. The event celebrates the winners of their annual video PSA contest.
Each year they encourage students to do a PSA focusing on a theme, this year it was Choose. This year's winner was the Father Marquette Catholic Academy Video Group. In the high school category, students from Gwinn Public Schools swept the awards. Coming in first place was Chelsea Lebert, second place was Mia Mitchell and Kaitlyn Shelafoe and third place went to Jacob Wainio and Ben Maki. The Gwinn students won $900. Officials from MC2 say their program is all about community involvement when it comes to preventing substance abuse.
"It has to be a community effort, it can't just be parents at home and our teachers and principals at school, it's going to take everyone in the community to to step up and help fight this problem," said Kelly Sager from MC2.
The student group from Father Marquette won a $500 cash prize for their PSA video.