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Students Teach The Signs of Stroke In Munson Medical Center's Video Contest

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As part of Stroke Awareness Month, Munson Medical Center held their annual PSA video contest for students.

Students created videos to raise awareness of stroke symptoms, and the importance of calling 911.

Munson awarded first, second, and third place winners after going through quite a few submissions.

"We shouldn't have the mindset that a stroke can affect a certain age group and that anybody can help,” said Dr. Kersti Bruining, a Neurologist who helped judge the contest.

For this year's contest students took that to heart. Showing diversity, while delivering an important message. Videos focused on the acronym “FAST,” a catchy phrase that can help save lives.

Students were judged on information accuracy and audio and visual quality.

“The requirement for the videos have gotten more refined and they've done a great job,” added Dr. Bruining.

In the end, students from Traverse City East Middle School met the mark against stiff competition from all over Northern Michigan.

Hunter Hawes and Max Kellogg took home first prize, while their classmates Lauren Kiss, Rachel Tolfree, and Vanessa Johnson placed 2nd. Hawes and others have entered the contest in the past, but this year focused on their audience to take home the prize.

"It’s important to focus on the audience and what they think is interesting," explained Hawes.

East students walked away with a combined $1500.00 for their school’s media program, as well as valuable health info that they can pass on.

"They educate their parents, they educate the students they work with, it's a ripple effect,” said Dr. Bruining 

To view the first place winning video, click here. 

To view the second place winning video, click here.

To view the third place winning video, click here.