Attorney General Mike DeWine
Winners of High School Consumer Video Contest
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the
winners of the 2016 Take Action Video Contest, in which Ohio high
school students were asked to create 60-second videos about consumer
The announcement coincides with National Consumer Protection Week,
March 5-11, 2017, which promotes consumer education.
The 2016 Take Action Video Contest winners were:
First place: Nickolas Belliveau (Green High School)
Second place: Sam Richardson (Loveland High School)
Third place: Maggie Cripe (Van Wert High School)
2016 Take Action Video Contest Winners will receive college
scholarships of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000, respectively.
“Consumer protection is an important topic for people of all ages,”
Attorney General DeWine said. “These videos helped communicate consumer
protection messages in creative ways. We congratulate the winners, and
we thank all those who participated.”
Attorney General DeWine also recognized the following finalists of the
2016 Take Action Video Contest:
Rosie Westerbeck (Minster High School)
Nick Jenkins (Oak Hill High School)
Hannah Benson (Metro Early College High School)
Cindy Tang (Upper Arlington High School)
Joseph Hritsko (Four Cities Compact — Wadsworth High School)
Woodworth and Brandon Hargus (Parma City
Chantal Monnier and Brittany Brown (Paulding High
For the 2016 Take Action Video Contest, Ohio high school students
grades 9 to 12 were asked to submit a 60-second video on one the of the
following topics: imposter scams; cybersecurity privacy and safety; or
the importance of checking your credit report. The Ohio Attorney
General’s Office received more than 120 contest entries from nearly 200
students throughout the state.
During National Consumer Protection Week, organizations throughout the
country help people understand their consumer rights and make
well-informed decisions about money.
Consumers who want to learn more about scams, identity theft, or other
consumer protection topics should contact the Ohio Attorney General's
Office at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515.