Voerg’s short but powerful one-minute video, filmed at Saugerties High School, focused on verbal abuse and reminded viewers that “not all scars are visible.” Voerg is a student in the introductory video course, "Computer Video Production," taught by Jackie Hayes.Martinez and Gil’s video cited statistics about relationship violence among teens to highlight how behaviors sometimes perceived as normal by teens are actually abusive and unhealthy.Be aware of this and realize that he’s okay with disappointing you. Don’t be with someone who doesn’t do what they say they’re going to do. “If he’s not calling you, it’s because you are not on his mind. If he creates expectations for you, and then doesn’t follow through on little things, he will do same for big things. And to think, I first wanted to date your brother.5. SAUGERTIES – For the second year in a row, students from Saugerties High School were winners of a county-wide contest to fight teen dating violence with the power of video.
Voerg, Martinez, and Gil were recognized by Ulster County Executive Michael Hein in a ceremony held at Saugerties High School and attended by Superintendent Seth Turner, Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra, members of the Ulster County Teen Dating Violence Video Contest Committee, teachers, and students.All the winning videos from the contest can be viewed at: youtube.com/user/Ulster County Exec.