South Fayette High School students Andy Detar, Josh Milteer, Brendan Purdy, and Matt Sgro were members of the winning team in FBI Pittsburgh’s annual HOPE public service announcement contest. This is the second year South Fayette has received this top honor. This contest was created to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania.
Participants were tasked to create a three-minute video raising awareness around the stigmas and myths surrounding opioid addiction. The video was named the top submission in western Pennsylvania by a panel of FBI agents, police officers, drug treatment center employees and former addicts. South Fayette High School will receive a $5,000 grant. Media teacher Matt Caprio and School Resource Officer Jeff Sgro sponsored the project.