O[yes] unveils 2015 winning videos

The 2015 O[yes] student safety video contest winners were unveiled over the weekend during the annual awards screening event held at Northern Lights Theatre in Salem. The highest honor for first place, carrying a cash award of $500 for the student producer and matching cash prize to his school, South Salem High, was won by John Patterson.

John shared his passion in making this film as he described his motivation – his grandfather died from asbestos caused by working in a factory as a young man. John shared, “I thought making this video would hep people who should have a voice and encourage young people to speak up.”

The other winners are as follows: Second place – “This is My Scar” by Joshua Elliot and Robert Elliot of South Salem High School; and, Third place – “Work Safety for Teens” by Zachary Tennant of La Pine High School.

O[yes] thanks and appreciates all of the supporters and partners who make this contest and other initiatives possible.

Visit the O[yes] website at http://www.youngemployeesafety.org to learn more about O[yes] and to watch all of the 2015 video finalists.