Whitehorse student wins clean air marketing contest
Meagen Morgan of Whitehorse High School, won a $50 award in the 2022 Utah High School Clean Air Marketing Contest.
Winners of the 2022 Utah High School Clean Air Marketing Contest were announced February 12 at a ceremony at the Utah State University Community Art Day.
Almost 1,000 high school teens from southern Utah to southern Idaho participated in creating clean air public service announcements (PSAs) for the contest this year, and 60 entries were selected by their respective high schools as finalists.
The marketing contest raises Utahns’ awareness of air quality issues by engaging youth, who are learning to drive, to understand the air pollution implications of their new driving privilege and ways to preserve air quality, especially during Utah’s polluted winter inversion
season. Stafford and McCann’s research indicates that contest participants also influence their parents to engage in clean air actions – in what the researchers call the “Inconvenient Youth” effect.