Previous HoCo FilmFest Winners

2017-18 HC DrugFree Category “How Alcohol/Drug Use and Abuse Effects Family and Friends”

HC DrugFree was pleased to partner with the HoCo Student Film Festival. In 2017-18, HC DrugFree’s Public Service Announcements (PSAs) category focused on how alcohol/drug use and abuse effects family and friends.

Winner: Don’t Disappear by Reservoir High School students Cole Winters-McCabe, Kai Harris, Jon Eaton, and Aisha Ordonez

2nd Place: Your Presence is Requested by Hammond High School students Hosea Mundi, Kaylee Wisdom, Marc Quintero Estepa, and Jordan Dorsey

3rd Place: The Devil’s Lettuce by Reservoir High School students Nate Allen, Cole Winters-McCabe, and Kyle Fultz


2016-17 HC DrugFree Category “Stressed Out? KNOW Drug Free Alternatives”

The 2016-17 HC DrugFree Public Service Announcements (PSAs) focused on the stresses faced by teenagers and how they could handle stress without drugs and alcohol. 

Winner: Take Charge by Reservoir High School students Amanda and Claire O’Shaughnessey.

First Runner Up: Stress Less Club, Allison Siil, Muskaan Manroy, Veronica Adler 

2nd Place: “Two Options” by Hammond High School students Renee Lindenmann, Nashawn Callands, Bailey Smith, Michael Weiss, Hosea Mundi and teacher: Ms. Mary B. West 

3rd Place: “Stress” by Atholton High School student Cianna Bisant and River Hill High School student Chidera Umeozulu


2015-16 HC DrugFree Category “Don’t Share Your Medications”

For the second consecutive year, Rachel Lin, a senior at Howard High School won the HC DrugFree Category at the HoCo FilmFest. Congratulations to Rachel and all the winners.

Winner: “It Starts with One” by Rachel Lin, Rachel Water and Michael Cook (Howard High School)

1st Runner Up: “Hit Me Up” by Nicholas Martineau and Ryan Buckmaster (Centennial High School)

2nd Runner Up: “Don’t Start” by Lauryn Terry, Victoria Duong, Kameron Smith and Desiree Gabor (Hammond High School)

Judge’s Choice: “Hope” by Cianna Bisant (Atholton High School)