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Woods Cross Student Wins Truth from Youth Campaign Contest

Woods Cross Student Wins Truth from Youth Campaign Contest

Posted - Dec. 13, 2004 at 4:56 p.m.



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(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.

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