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14:25 PM

2017 Teen Brain Health Challenge Winners Announced

Each year, all high schools in the greater Cleveland area are invited to participate in MetroHealth's Teen Brain Health competition, sponsored by the Department of Neurology. Students from all over Cuyahoga County are challenged to educate their peers on a specific topic of interest by producing a 60-second video.

This year's topic was “Autism Awareness.”

"Students with autism are being identified more commonly. Society needs to have a better understanding of how autism affects daily life, and how better assimilation benefits all when dealing with this spectrum disorder," says Joseph Hanna, MD, Chair, of Department of Neurology and founder/sponsor of the Teen Brain Health Competition.

Seven area high schools accepted the challenge and submitted 13 videos for this year's competition. The winners were announced during a recent reception at MetroHealth honoring participants and their teachers.

The 2017 winners are:

  • Padua Franciscan High School, Parma, Ohio: winner of the $2,500 grand prize (watch the video)

  • Mayfield High School, Mayfield Village, Ohio: winner of the $500 runner-up prize (watch the video)


Congratulations to Padua, Mayfield and all of the participants in this year's competition!