The MusiCares® and GRAMMY Foundation's® Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest Winners (2010)

NIH collaborates with MusiCares® and the GRAMMY Foundation® to honor teen musicians during National Drug Facts Week.

1st Place

Song Title: Drug Free State of Mind
(Lyrics and vocals by Daevion Caves and Jordan Earle Atkins)

"Drug Free State of Mind" Video: Daevion Caves (age 18) and Jordan Earle Atkins (age 16), Alton High School, Alton, IL


First place winners Jordan Earle Atkins and Daevion Caves


2nd Place


Song Title: A Clearer View
(Lyrics by Markeist “Ghost” Jones)

"A Clearer View" Audio: Markeist "Ghost" Jones (age 15),South Plantation High School, Plantation FL

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Length: 3:00
Format: .MP3
Size: 3.6MB

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3rd Place


Third place winner Vera Marquardt

Song Title: Take it To The Days
(Lyrics vocals and ukulele by Vera Marquardt)

"Take It To the Days" Audio: Vera Marquardt (age 17), Kauai, Hawaii and Los Angeles


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Length: 2:34
Format: .MP3
Size: 3.1MB

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