Palo Verde HS student wins first place in PSA video contest

Palo Verde HS student wins first place in PSA video contest

The next time you are watching television or scrolling through social media, you just might find an advertisement filmed by a Clark County School District student.

“What is your why?” That is the question students were asked as part of the 2024 Student-Produced PSA Contest through the Academy of Scholastic Broadcasting.

Isaac Chapman, a video production student at Palo Verde High School, took up the challenge and earned first prize with his public service announcement highlighting the importance of safe and sober driving.

As cameraman, director, and editor of the video, Issac presented how a decision to drive while impaired or ride with someone who is impaired could stop him from reaching his goals.

“Every choice I make today shapes the stories I tell tomorrow, and one decision could end that dream before it’s even begun,” the narrator says in Chapman’s 30-second PSA.

The powerful message resonated with judges who reviewed submissions from across the country.

“As Isaac’s teacher, witnessing his success is a moment of pride for me. I’m so happy and it’s a testament to his creativity and skill in video production,” said Vicki Steffenhagen, Isaac’s video production teacher.

You can watch Isaac’s PSA by clicking here.