The Winners of Governor Brown’s Safe Holidays Student PSA Contest

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More than two dozen Oregon students created short video PSAs sharing how they plan to safely celebrate the holidays this year

STATEWIDE – Throughout the month of December, Governor Kate Brown asked Oregon students of all ages to tell her in 30 seconds or less how they plan to safely celebrate the holidays in light of rising COVID-19 cases in Oregon and around the country.

More than two dozen students, ranging from kindergarten to college, entered the contest. The submissions were creative, fun, and diverse for each grade group: K-6, 7-12, and college/university. The winners will attend a Zoom video call with Governor Brown in January.

“To all who entered my Safe Holidays PSA contest, thank you for taking the time to tell me how you and your family will be safely celebrating the holidays this year,” said Governor Brown. “You showed incredible creativity and perseverance during this challenging year. I’m so proud that Oregon students have been able to develop ways to stay safe and create new traditions this holiday season.” 

Watch the following student-made PSAs to learn how young Oregonians are having a healthy, safe, and happy holiday season.

Winning PSAs

  • Peri and Will, 2nd grade, Beach Elementary School
  • Vyohan, Kindergarten, Oak Hills Elementary School
  • Ezrah, 3rd Grade, Oak Creek Elementary School
  • Achyut, 2nd Grade, Tualatin Valley Academy
  • Riley, 6th Grade, The Dalles Middle School
  • Nidhi, 9th Grade, Lake Oswego High School 
  • Amariah, 11th Grade, North Bend High School
  • Pearl, 12th Grade, Sisters High School
  • Aseem, College First Year, Portland

Honorable Mention PSAs

  • Aidan, 6th Grade, Medford Online Academy
  • Leesy, 6th Grade, Oregon Charter Academy
  • Gayathri, 5th Grade, Sato Elementary School
  • Sienna, 8th Grade, Taft 7-12 Middle and High School
  • Josh, 10th Grade, Roseburg High School

About Author

Sarah Dean is Willamette University student and a fellow with the Governor's Communications team.

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