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2016 - 2017 High School PSA WINNERS

First, Second and Third place Winners from 2016-2017

For more info on the Student Animated PSA Contest click here.

A Franklin High School student’s video for the Sacramento Area Sewer District was named the first place winner today in Access Sacramento‘s 3rd Annual High School Public Service Announcement (PSA) competition.

Franklin High School senior Jacob Sullivan’s video earned top honors, a cash prize of $100 and a cable television premiere of his video and live interview during Access Sacramento‘s Live Wire program on Wed. May 3, 2017.

The video called “F.O.G. Tips” helps explain how making simple changes by keeping Fats,Oils and Grease out of sinks can help keep drains clear and the sewer system operating efficiently.

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Another Frankilin High School Student won 2nd Place; Erika Rylander’s PSA “Trash ’em, Don’t Flush ’em” was also for the Sacramento Area Sewer District. Her runner-up finish includes a $50 cash award.



Access Sacramento selected two videos for a tie in 3rd Place.  Sacramento New Technology High School student Francisco Torres did a fast-motion video called “Drawing our Issues: Stop the Clog” for the Sacramento Area Sewer District.

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Franklin High School’s Mathew Jacinto did a PSA titled “In a Second” for the California Office of Traffic Safety.  Each earns a 3rd Place Certificate and a $25 cash award.



The judges from the three non-profit clients also selected seven other finalists who will all receive Certificates of Merit. They are:

From SMUD:

Jacob Bru, Franklin High School, “Digging Danger”

Justin Parker, Cosumnes Oaks High School, “Power PSA (SMUD)”

From the California Office of Traffic Safety:

Kyron Kirby, Sacramento New Technology High School, “Steer Clear of Texting”

Ryan Nguyen, Cosumnes Oaks High School, “A Tale of Interweaving Rides”>

Jerique Dayne Suba, Cosumnes Oaks High School, “Bike Safety”

Quor-Boa Hoang, Cosumnes Oaks High School, “Deadly Driving”

Kyle Whigham, Cosumnes Oaks High School, “Your Luck Will Run Out”


The 10 participating high schools for the 2016-17 were: Bella Vista, Burbank, Center, Cosumnes Oaks, Folsom, Franklin, Inderkum, Liberty Ranch, Pleasant Grove, Sacramento New Technology, and Sheldon.

These videos are available for use as links or online for news content or in social media. For Twitter or Facebook please tag @accesssac 

For more information:  

Gary Martin

Access Sacramento Executive Director

(916) 456-8600 Ext. 0

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Access Sacramento is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation