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Florida Healthy Kids Announces Winners of Statewide PSA Contest

High school juniors Luke and David Consolo from Osceola County School for the Arts received the top award during the Florida Healthy Kids statewide “Act Out for Health” PSA contest. The winning video PSA is scheduled to air on Comcast Cable in the spring. The two brothers attended the awards ceremony with their teacher, Patricia Calderon, and Principal Jeannette Rivers. Dylan Jones, a senior at Cypress Lake High School in Ft. Myers, won the top prize in the print ad category. The Consolo brothers will share a $5,000 scholarship, and they each received a $400 Best Buy gift card. Florida Healthy Kids also donated $3,500 to their school. Jones also won a $5,000 scholarship and received a $350 Best Buy gift card. Her school received a $3,050 donation from Florida Healthy Kids.

Middle and high school students between the ages of 12-18 were challenged to create a video public service announcement (PSA) or print advertisement about the program.

Florida KidCare accepts applications year-round and children enrolled in the program receive regular doctor’s visits, immunizations and routine vision and hearing screening. Most families pay a premium of $20 per month, many pay nothing at all.

Nearly 1.4 million children are served by Florida KidCare, of which 1.1 million are Medicaid customers and more than 255,000 are enrolled in MediKids, Children’s Medical Services or Healthy Kids.

Act-Out For Health Contest - PSA Winners

Grand prize:

“Shielded Boy” by Luke and David Consolo, Osceola County School for the Arts

Runner-up:

“The Klutz” by Tyler Wilder, Alysha Johnson, and Latricia Janicki, Dunnellon Middle School

Region Winners

Region 1 (Tallahassee/Panama City/Pensacola):
  • First prize: “Untitled” by Kammeron Joseph, Ryland Crumitie, and Bruce Bendl, Madison County Central School
  • Second prize: “Perfect 10” by Jared Young, Julian Abel, and Darsak Patel, Lincoln High School
Region 2 (Gainesville/Ocala/Jacksonville):
  • First prize: “The Klutz” by Tyler Wilder, Alysha Johnson, and Latricia Janicki, Dunnellon Middle School
  • Second prize: “Don’t Be the One Left Out” by Hunter Stafford, The Villages Charter Middle School
Region 3 (Orlando/Daytona/Melbourne):
  • First prize: “Shielded Boy” by Luke and David Consolo, Osceola County School for the Arts
  • Second prize: “Stop Gambling with Your Health” by Azeem Khan, Edgewater High School
Region 4 (Tampa/St. Petersburg/Lakeland):
  • First prize: “Untitled” by Dakota Blake, Ridgewood High School
  • Second prize: “Florida KidCare Hospital” by Nicole Zucco, Marley Miller, and Timothy Michels, Ridgewood High School
Region 5 (Miami/Fort Lauderdale/West Palm Beach):
  • First place: “When Sickness Strikes,” by Kayla O’Brien, Hollywood Hills High School
  • Second place: “Ideas for the Future,” by Andrew Schloesser, Darius Fleurimond, and Kaylee Hainline, Palm Beach Gardens Community High School
Region 6 (Fort Myers/Naples):
  • First place: “Cool KidCare” by Mariah Budd, The Sanibel School
  • Second place: “Feet for Health” by Jacqueline Cloutier, Taylor Strange, and Savannah DeBarr, The Sanibel School

Act-Out For Health Contest - Print Ad Winners

Grand prize:

“You Can Too” by Dylan Jones, Cypress Lake High School

Runner-up:

“Untitled” by Michael Cardona, South Tech Academy
Region 1 (Tallahassee/Panama City/Pensacola):
  • First place: “Untitled,” by Courtney Henderson, Godby High School
  • Second place: “Untitled” by Jacob Robinson, Madison County Central School
Region 2 (Gainesville/Ocala/Jacksonville):
  • First place: “The Crowd” by Min Kim, The Villages Charter Middle School
Region 3 (Orlando/Daytona/Melbourne):
  • First place: “We Care about Florida KidCare” by Ian Montgomery, Edgewater High School
Region 4 (Tampa/St. Petersburg/Lakeland):
  • First place: “Popular Vote” by Jennie Lee, Palm Harbor University High
  • Second place: “Hey, there, uninsured!” by Jessica Ciccia, Harrison Arts Center
Region 5 (Miami/Fort Lauderdale/West Palm Beach):
  • “Untitled” by Michael Cardona, South Tech Academy
  • “Untitled” by Lottie Cherilus, South Tech Academy
Region 6 (Fort Myers/Naples):
  • “You Can Too” by Dylan Jones, Cypress Lake High School
  • “Falling” by Michael Wash, Jr., Cypress Lake High School