2004 Courageous Persuaders Awards- May 13, 2004

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Grand Prize Winner: $3,000
"Why Haven't We Declared War?"
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Adcrafter Prize Winner: $2,000
"Think Twice"

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First Prize
"Not So Lucky"

Second Prize Winner: $1,000
"One is Too Many"

Lahser High School

Chris Hutchinson,
Kurt Weider,
Nathan Taylor
Warren Mott High School

Peter Rayes,
Tim Osebold
Lahser High School

Kristin Gerhart
Dondero High School

Michael Bermudez

USA Today Prize Winner: $1,000

Third Prize Winner: $500
"Your Life Could End in a Heartbeat"

Third Prize Winner: $500
"Drinking is Never a Game"


Dondero High School

Peter Steffy,
Scott Dunkerley
High School

Julie Chan
Dearborn High School

Stephen Joseph

Third Prize Winner: $500
"The Last Drop"

Third Prize Winner: $500
"Lost it All"

McCann Star Performer Award
"Drinking is Nutty"
* A special award for extraordinary and courageous acting.


Dondero High School

Meghan Covell
Marysville High School

Bryan Baldwin
Dearborn High School

Amber Golembiewski
(accepting on behalf of the squirrel she created).


"Alcohol Poisoning"- Deckerville High School: Terri Jo Barry

"Don't Be Blinded By Peer Pressure" - Concord Academy Boyne: Aria Everts, Justin Mirsky
"Meet Bing"- Dearborn High School: Joel Walkowski, Daniel Lawlor
"Drinking & Driving" - H.H. Dow High School: Jon Christens
"The Alcohol Avenger" - Dearborn High School: Ian Isaacs
"SPADD" - Cranbrook Kingswood High School: Marvis Burns, Dwaine Duncan, Thomas Cason, Gabriel Gilchrist, Antoine Marshall, Jamie Nord
"Don't Drink" - Lake Orion High School: Matthew Engelbrecht, Courtney Brooks
"Shattered" - Dearborn High School: Matt Warner

Actual Quotes From Middle School Students about the Winners

Awards Banquet Photos

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