Two Fox Chapel Area High School students have been named first-place winners in the Prevent Suicide PA PSA contest for Youth Suicide Prevention.
Seniors Zoe Broyles and Cali Johnson created a video public service announcement (PSA) for the 988 National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Zoe and Cali created the video when they were in teacher Ryan Devlin’s digital media production class during the first semester of the 2022-2023 school year. Their video was one of five chosen as finalists in late January from those submitted from across Pennsylvania, and Zoe and Cali have now been named the winners of the contest in the 60-second video category.
The video features Cali promoting the 988 National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and encouraging students to seek help, while Fox Chapel Area High School students write positive messages on a dry erase board behind her. Zoe and Cali’s winning video is featured on the Prevent Suicide PA website (https://psa.preventsuicidepa.org/2023-contest-finalists/) that highlights the winners in all the categories.
Zoe and Cali have been invited to attend Suicide Prevention Night at the Pittsburgh Pirates game on April 22. The winners will also be given a monetary award, and Prevent Suicide PA will come to Fox Chapel Area High School to provide a mental health awareness training for up to 20 students.
The winners were selected based on their rankings in the Prevent Suicide PA Advisory voting, schoolwide voting, and public voting.