Students produce underage drinking video

Parents are out of town, and the party is about to begin. It's the typical storyline of a Hollywood movie, but a group of Mona Shores High School students made a different type of video.
Krystle Wagner
Jun 1, 2012


Five students and a teacher partnered with officers from the Norton Shores Police Department to create a public service announcement video about underage drinking. The video collaboration came after the high school hosted events discouraging underage drinking and drunken driving.

During one event, a drunken driving crash simulator was set up, P.O.I.N.T. Officer Jim Davis said. The mock crash scene brought students face-to-face with consequences of a drunken driving vehicle crash.

When the video idea was presented, high school English teacher David Droski and students Zach Fields, Cheyann Oliver, Justin Wilkie, Craig Petersen and Aubrie Vela went to work developing an attention-grabbing storyline.

The video depicts a situation where minors successfully purchase alcohol. While the teens are on the way to a party, officers pull over the vehicle and arrest them. From there, they are charged and taken to jail.

By using hand-held cameras and different angles, the group spent several hours filming the scenes at the convenience store including a trip to the Muskegon County Jail.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


Link to the video on a student’s Youtube page:

Mona Shores High School’s website link to Drug & Alcohol resources:



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