(KSL News) -- A Utah teen has won big with an important message. Mitch Boyer, a junior at Woods Cross High School, has won Best of Contest in the statewide Truth from Youth Anti-tobacco Advertising Contest.
His winning TV commercial debuted on Eyewitness News Today, this morning.
Boyer has always enjoyed making films, but this time he says he was just following a teacher's orders.
Mitch Boyer, Truth from Youth Contest Winner: "It was an assignment for English class and I didn't want to get in trouble with my parents, so I did it, you know. So I just kinda didn't think much of it and a couple months later I found out I won."
Needless to say, Boyer got an "A" on the assignment and a $400 prize. Boyer's ad will starts airing on TV tomorrow. Meantime, Boyer plans to continue producing films and entering them in festivals.