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Video contest for high school students

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is sponsoring a contest for high school students to develop anti-vaping videos that will appeal to youth. Students are to create and submit a 25- to 45-second video to address the dangers and negative effects of vaping and e-cigarette use. Three videos and a People’s Choice Award winner will be selected to receive prize money: $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place, $3,000 for third place, and $2,000 for people’s choice. Awards will be paid in the form of scholarships paid into the Ohio 529 College Savings Award, College Advantage. Any video submissions may be used in statewide media campaigns. CLICK FOR DETAILS

 

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Otterbein named Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center

Otterbein University recently announced that it is one of 13 institutions newly designated by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) as a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center. AACU named the original 10 institutions in 2017. The initiative is built around five pillars (narrative change, racial healing and relationship building, separation, law, economy) and is intended to prepare our next generation of leaders to confront racism and dismantle the belief in a hierarchy of human value. Westerville City Schools is proud to partner with Otterbein on this venture. READ MORE ABOUT OTTERBEIN’S DESIGNATION