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Anti-Drug Student Film Contest Encourages Kids to Take a Stand

When Billy Shreve watched student films at a Maryland Film Festival last year, he was surprised by the talent and creativity of the young moviemakers. The festival inspired him to harness that creativity to fight drug use through a competitive film project in Frederick County, where he is a member of the council. Called Classmates4Life, the contest was open to students at all levels - elementary, middle and high schools. “We kept it simple," Shreve explained. "‘How drugs wreck...

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