Student-produced substance misuse video wins national recognition

by Jerry Boggs

Centre College News
A student points to the word "yes" written on a dry erase board.

Centre College student Ethan Banzon's video won second place in the national Red Ribbon Week PSA contest.

A Centre College student earned national recognition from the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency for a public service announcement created to help combat drug misuse. 

Ethan Banzon, class of 2025, created a one-minute video for the Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest, garnering second place nationally.

The honor was announced during the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ 2024 Strategies Conference in San Francisco. Centre will receive $3,000 to support campus efforts to prevent drug misuse among their students and a recognition plaque.

Watch Banzon’s award-winning entry: 


Centre College: Healthy Alternatives to Substance Use from Ethan Banzon on Vimeo.

Hear more from Banzon on creating his video: