Think small, win big with a video camera

Senior wins California Student Media Festival for her “peer pressure” PSA.


Adriana Chavira

Senior Karla Medrano’s PSA “Peer Pressure” received an award for Best School Information and an honorable mention at the JEA/NSPA convention.

David Flores

After weeks of perfecting her video, senior Karla Medrano is ready to shine at the California Student Media Festival where she will receive an award for Best School Information in the Secondary Division.

“I believe that they chose me because the PSA (Public Service Announcement) is very relevant to the issues of today’s teens,” Medrano said.

Medrano’s PSA “Peer Pressure” featured teens dealing with issues like bulimia, being pressured into sex and ditching class.

The judges of the festival announced the winners on May 8. Medrano’s PSA also won Honorable Mention at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association (JEA/NSPA) National High School Journalism Convention at Denver in April.

“I am the type of person who likes to dream big, but thinks small to avoid disappointment,” Medrano said.