At the end of the school year, Crysta O’Donnell (senior at Palisades High School) was named the second place finisher in the “Talk to Your State Senator” video competition showing the dangers of opiod abuse. Senator Mensch visited Palisades High School to help recognize this accomplishment with Crysta’s family, peers from her TV Video Classes with Mr. Gilbert, staff members, School Board Members and administrators. Crysta’s video is powerful and should be viewed by all high school parents and students. For her recognition, she won a $1500 deposit in a 529 account to help with her post‐secondary education. To view the video and all other winning submissions, go to www.acommonwealthcrisis.com or see Crysta’s submission.