Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP Video PSA College Scholarship Contest Winners Announced

CLEVELAND, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Spangenberg Law Firm Video PSA College Scholarship Contest.

The 2017 Spangenberg Law Firm Video PSA College Scholarship Contest invited students who will be in college this fall and who share the firm’s passion about important societal issues to create an original Public Service Announcement video on one of four important topics:

  • What can college students do to raise awareness about campus safety issues?
  • How can we help raise awareness about privacy and online security in the digital age?
  • How can we help to raise awareness about Traumatic Brain Injuries and prevention?
  • How can young people raise awareness and help prevent human trafficking?

The First Prize winner – chosen by the law firm’s selection committee on the basis of originality, creativity, strength of message and ability to inspire viewers – is Ohio high school senior, Cade Santha. Mr. Santha, who created an impactful video PSA on the subject of campus safety, was chosen from among the more than 50 entries submitted by students from 22 states. Mr. Santha, is a graduating senior at Boardman High School in Boardman, Ohio, and will be a freshman this fall at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. As the First Prize winner, Mr. Santha is the recipient of a $2,000 college scholarship.

Additionally, twenty finalists’ video PSAs were posted online for a public voting selection process to determine the Second and Third Prize winners, during which nearly 2,800 votes were cast.

The Second Prize winner, chosen by the public, is Suzanna Thallman, a current student at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Bowling Green, Ohio. Ms. Thallman’s creative video PSA advocated for campus safety, offering a glimpse into the several ways BGSU promotes smart decision-making and safety on its campus. Ms. Thallman is the recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship.

The Third Prize winner is Max McIlquham, a graduating senior at Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, Massachusetts. Mr. Mcllquham used his personal experience with a concussion to explain what should be done after receiving a traumatic brain injury. This fall, Mr. Mcllquham will be attending Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, and is the recipient of a $500 college scholarship.

Spangenberg partner, Nicholas DiCello, praised the winners stating, “Congratulations to our many Spangenberg video scholarship entrants. This year’s submissions were creative and raised awareness on important topics. And a special congratulations to our winners, including Cade Santha, whose first place video on campus safety was very well done and communicated a strong and direct message on ways college students can always stay safe on campus.”

All three winning entries from the 2017 Spangenberg Law Firm Video PSA College Scholarship Contest can be viewed by visiting  

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The Cleveland attorneys of the Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber have devoted themselves to representing injured persons and aggrieved businesses for more than sixty-five years. Spangenberg Shibley & Liber, founded in 1946, and has won more than one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients. The firm maintains a “Best Law Firms” rating by U.S. News for Tier 1 Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation. For more information, you can contact the firm online or call 216-600-0114.


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