BYRON CENTER — Four seniors in the Mecosta-Osceola Career Center’s digital video production program received awards from the Meijer Great Choices Film Festival.

Students had to create a 30-second public service announcement promoting positive choices in character education, healthy lifestyles or celebrating diversity. More than 400 entries were submitted for the competition.

Sadie Stevens, of Morley Stanwood High School, took third place in the health category earning her a $500 cash prize. Timothy Quinlan, of Morley Stanwood High School, placed in the top 10 finalists in the diversity category earning him a $75 cash prize. Megan Wellman, of Morley Stanwood High School, placed in the top 10 finalists in the health category earning her a $75 cash prize, and Gaven Flinton, of Reed City High School, placed in the top 10 finalists in the character category earning him a $75 cash prize.

Students were recognized at an awards ceremony on June 4 at the Van Singel Fine Arts Center in Byron Center.

The purpose of the film festival was to expose the creative abilities of the students while allowing them to make a positive impact on young people. The film festival was developed in partnership with Meijer, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Chemical Bank, Vander Laan Family Foundation and the Van Singel Fine Arts Center.