"Being a teenager, I feel like you don't have any real experience of what a relationship is supposed to be like and it can be very confusing," Moline High School junior Elaine Edwards said.
Teen dating violence is an issue that is rarely talked about but one-in-10 high school students across the nation say they've been hit by someone they were dating.
Four Moline High School students are raising awareness with a video, encouraging students not to take part in it.
Now the state of Illinois is recognizing those students with a win in the "No More Dating Abuse" video challenge.
"Teen dating abuse is a much bigger issue than people see it to be or that people just don't know enough about it," Moline High School junior J.J. Schrick said. "So it was a great experience to be able to make this video and to teach our peers that there is always something better ahead."
The state awarded $1,000 to Moline High School for the students' accomplishment.