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Students Earn $1,000 For Their Schools In South Florida Red Ribbon Video Contest

Posted by Informed Families on December 19, 2018 at 8:10 PM

This October, students in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties competed for the title of Best Red Ribbon Week video in the Informed Families South Florida Red Ribbon Week Video Contest. The goal of the contest was for student leaders to inspire other students to make healthy choices around drugs and alcohol use in a 1-3 minute video featuring the 2018 Red Ribbon Week theme: Life Is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free.

Informed Families is thrilled to announce the two winning schools and the talented students whose works were selected by a small group of judges representing the field of media, education and prevention. 

Elementary School Winner: Cypress Elementary, Boynton Beach, FL (Broward County)

Students: Angel Galván, Zachary Vedrine, Jasmine Gordon, Camille Saint Louis and Tyler Beliard

Advisor: Janette Delgado, Media Specialist

Cypress Elementary School will receive $1,000 from Informed Families and the five students will share a $500 gift card from


Middle/High School Winner: Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center, Miami Beach, FL (Miami-Dade County)

Student: Camila Blein

Advisor: Ms. Yesenia Castillo, 8th Grade Teacher 

Ruth K Broad K-8 Center will receive $1,000 from Informed Families and Camila Blein will receive a $500 Amazon gift card. 


Honorable Mention

Informed Families would like to express appreciation and admiration for the following schools who earned Honorable Mention from our judges for their work. . 

Elementary School Honorable Mention

Anisah Mohammed and Herdy Clermont
5th grade
Miss Markia Cunningham, M.Ed., 5th grade Teacher of the Gifted
Atlantic West Elementary School, Margate, FL 
Broward County

Sha'Naya Metheney, Joseph Campi, Jaden Hutchins, Sh'Naya Barfield, Gideon Spenser, Patrick Calixte, Amare Bellamy
4th and 5th grade
Randy Lavery, Teacher
U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School
Palm Beach County

Hugo Aldana, Taylor Ancheta, Tyler Arauz, Emily Coll, Abigail Diaz, Giselle Martinez, Stephanie Tarifa
4th and 5th grade
Stefanie Sagaro, Teacher
Academy for International Education Charter School, Miami Springs
Miami-Dade County 

Middle School Honorable Mention

Jennifer Acosta, Juliocesar Duran, Jonathan Hewitt, Jaden Blair Madden, Aaron Mesa, Gabriella Sanchez
6th-8th graders
Stefanie Sagaro, Teacher
Academy for International Education Charter School
Miami Springs, Miami-Dade County 

Arabella Rosabal, Shaula Reyes, Valerie Cueto, Susan Donia, Camila Rodríguez
7th and 8th graders
Lesley Ho Sang, Teacher
Arvida Middle School
Miami-Dade County 


Topics: red ribbon, red ribbon week, drug prevention, red ribbon video contest

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We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents and young people in order to change attitudes. In this way we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse. The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol free through networking and a variety of programs and services .

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