Patricia Rucker, a senior at Morse High School, has received the 2014 San Diego Teen PSA Award from The Greatest Save and Kindervision, a non-profit program that educates kids to protect them from predators.
Rucker's video educates students on the dangers of parties and rape.
"The video's message is powerful," said Det. Jay Gresham of the San Diego Unified School District Police Department. "I would like to recognize Patricia Rucker as the recipient of this award, as well as Kristi Flint who was instrumental ensuring that the project was complete and Rick McFall for being the videography support."
The Greatest Save partners up with the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, local law enforcement officers and educators to protect children from predators. One of the ways that they do this is by having the public service announcement contest. Rucker's video, the San Diego winner, will be entered into the national contest.
She was given her award at a recent banquet where guests included Randy Jones, a retired member of the San Diego Padres and inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In addition to her award, the group will be donating proceeds from a recent golf tournament to Patricia's school, Morse High.
For more information on the award, contact Det. Gresham at 619-725-7000.