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The 2020 Courageous Persuaders Scholarship Award Winners Are…

Grand Prize Courageous Persuaders Award ($3,000)

“Underage Drinking”

Produced by: Emily Penrose | Lake Orion High School | Lake Orion, Michigan

State Farm Fan Favorite Award ($1,000 to Student and $2,500 to School)

“Sober Girl”

Produced by: Sowmya Rajesh, Joslynne VanGinkel and Jordyn Sievers | El Dorado High School | Placentia, California

The public had the chance to view all Finalist Commercials and vote for their favorite in April. The commercial that received the most “likes” was awarded the State Farm Fan Favorite Award.

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Detroit Auto Dealers Association Award – Dangers of Texting While Driving ($2,000)

“Easy Magic Trick to Fool Your Friends!”

Produced by: J.T. Simms | Henry Ford II High School | Sterling Heights, Michigan

Detroit Auto Dealers Association Award – Dangers of Underage Drinking ($2,000)

“Play Dead”

Produced by: Ryan Jacobin | Santa Margarita Catholic High School | Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Adcraft Detroit Award ($2,000)

“One Drink Changes Everything”

Produced by: Julia Wilkins, Bianca Kajy and Alice Plummer | Fredrick V. Pankow Center | Clinton Township, Michigan

Detroit Auto Dealers Association Executive Award ($2,000)

“Be the Light”

Produced by: Ashleigh Landry | Lake Shore High School | St. Clair Shores, Michigan

1st Place – Courageous Persuaders Award Dangers of Underage Drinking ($2,000)

“Be a Hero”

Produced by: Gannon Scheer | Oakland Schools Technical Campuses, Southwest | Wixom, Michigan

Lindsey Renee Cianciolo Family – Memorial Fund ($1,500)

“You Know the Outcome”

Produced by: Taylor Bays and Duncan MacEwen | Vicksburg High School | Vicksburg, Michigan

Friends of Lindsey Renee Cianciolo Family – Memorial Fund ($1,500)

“Don’t Start”

Produced by: Sophia DiPiazza | Careerline Tech Center | Holland, Michigan

State Farm Award ($1,000)

“Don’t Let Death Come For You”

Produced by: Ethan Langton | Lenawee ISD TECH Center | Adrian, Michigan

Teen Street Skills Award ($1,000)

“Game Over”

Produced by: Seth Packan and Regan Skinner | Romeo High School | Washington, Michigan

2nd Place – Courageous Persuaders Award Dangers of Underage Drinking ($1,000)

“The Final Decision”

Produced by: Nathan Conkel and Kaleb McClain | Careerline Tech Center | Holland, Michigan

Courageous Persuaders Award – Texting & Driving ($1,000)

“Egg-nore the Text”

Produced by: Jillian Barrett | Saint Peter Marian Jr. Sr. High School | Worcester, Massachusetts

3rd Place – Courageous Persuaders Award Dangers of Underage Drinking ($500)

“Who is Really in Control?”

Produced by: Clayton Willis and Bryce Darrin | Oxford High School | Oxford, Michigan

College for Creative Studies Award ($250)

“Not Your Friend”

Produced by: Kylie Conroy | Careerline Tech Center | Holland, Michigan