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MAHS senior takes third in PSA contest for Safe2Say

Posted 1/29/20

Alexis Habbershon, a senior at Middletown Area High School, recently came in third in Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s annual Safe2Say Something PSA contest.

Habbershon was named one of three …

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MAHS senior takes third in PSA contest for Safe2Say

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Alexis Habbershon, a senior at Middletown Area High School, recently came in third in Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s annual Safe2Say Something PSA contest.

Habbershon was named one of three finalists in December with Hank McNeil of Pope Paul II High School in Royersford and Ben Swayze of North Hills Senior High School in Pittsburgh.

In a close ballot, Habbershon received 30 percent of the votes cast while McNeil received 38 percent and Swayze received 31 percent in online voting.

Habbershon received a $50 Amazon gift card.

The public service announcements were limited to 30 seconds and had to be original student entrant work depicting the importance of the Safe2Say Something program.

Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youths and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially on social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” before it is too late, according to the Safe2Say website

Anonymous tips can be reported through www.safe2saypa.org. A crisis center reviews, assesses and processes all submissions. The crisis center sends all submissions to school administration and/or law enforcement for intervention. If needed, the crisis center might contact the tipster anonymously through the app.