Congratulations Steven Skros, the 2018 Anthony’s Suicide Prevention Scholarship Recipient!

Out of nearly seventy essays submitted nationwide, including graduate students from prestigious universities, Steven Skros, a high school senior from Port Reading, NJ, wrote the winning essay focusing on teenage suicide prevention.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States, which has increased by 56% according to the latest CDC report in 2017. Firearms accounted for 43% of all suicides.

More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, influenza, and chronic lung disease COMBINED. (2107 CDCWISQARS) Beyond the human cost, suicide costs the U.S. $51 billion each year.

The Suicide Prevention Scholarship Award is one small step toward increasing awareness and promoting prevention to reduce suicide and we are thrilled that this scholarship award of  $1,000 will assist Steven as he pursues his academic career.

Steven will graduate from Woodbridge Township High School in June 2019, with plans to attend college in the fall, majoring in biomedical engineering. He carries a 4.1 GPA, participates in his high school soccer and volleyball teams and volunteers with the New Jersey Senior Olympics.

Steven Skros Scholarship Essay

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