Using their film and editing skills, along with an in-depth knowledge of what problems teenagers encounter, four Corry Area High School seniors created a project that recently won them first place in a regional video contest.

Global Media students Ryan Czech, Levi Catalfu, Tim Long and Raffaele "R.J." Aversa were named the winners of a SAFELine High School Video Contest for their five-minute submission that focused on cyber bullying.

Michelle Eidenmueller, director of development and marketing for Safe Harbor Behavioral Health (a partner of SAFELine) in Erie, traveled to Corry last week to present the students with their prizes.

SAFELine is a 24 hour a day, seven day a week service that is provided to youth in Erie County. The hotline gives young people an opportunity to seek out information, crisis intervention, referrals and support.

"It was a great experience for the team to work out the details of what the contest wanted," said Global Media teacher Mike Woods, a member of the social studies department. "They did a great job. I was very proud of the way they put work-place skills like teamwork, collaborative planning, organization and technology into play."

See Monday, May 7, 2012 issue of The Journal for complete story.

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