Two students from Salem Academy in Salem took home first-place honors and $500 for their video titled “Safety: The Musical” promoting young worker safety and health. Austin Coburn and Vinny Gasbarro wrote and sang original music and danced their way through the humorous 90-second video. Salem Academy also won a matching amount of prize money.
“Safety is a serious topic but there are fun ways to go about it – whether it’s comedy, music, or both,” said Coburn, a senior. “The video gets the message out but music is what keeps it in your head.” Coburn took second place honors in last year’s contest with his video “Safety Police.”
(press release submitted by Melanie Mesaros, Public Information Officer of O[yes].)