The Georgia School Boards Association is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Student Video Contest! Students from public high schools around the state are invited to submit a video addressing the year’s theme, which was “How do we transform education now for the future?”
Thirty videos were submitted and judged by staff and an awards committee. The video formats varied from news broadcasts to commercials and more, showing off the students creativity and skills. After critiquing the videos based on how well they addressed the topic, the quality of the production and creativity, the staff and committee awarded the submissions with first, second and third place as well as three honorable mentions.
Congratulations to the following winners of the 2021 GSBA Student Video Contest:
- First Place: Wayne County High School, Wayne County Schools
- Lead Student: Ben Nguyen
- Sponsoring Faculty: Ken Weidner
- Second Place: Loganville High School, Walton County Schools
- Lead Student: Katie Plummer
- Sponsoring Faculty: Andrea Hobbs
- Third Place: Jefferson High School, Jefferson City Schools
- Lead Student: Rayann Mitsdarffe
- Sponsoring Faculty: Randy Farmer
- Honorable Mention: Dade County High School, Dade County Schools
- Lead Student: Daniel Goff
- Sponsoring Faculty: Josh Hurst
- Honorable Mention: Calhoun High School, Calhoun City Schools
- Lead Student: Presley Gross
- Sponsoring Faculty: Bill Long
- Honorable Mention: Carrollton High School, Carrollton City Schools
- Lead Student: Katlyn Thomas
- Sponsoring Faculty: Jon Maples
The top three videos will be shown during the Awards Session at the GSBA/GSSA Hybrid Annual Conference on December 3, 2021. The first place prize is $1,000, second place is $500 and third place is $250. The prize money will go towards the high school’s fine arts or video production program.
We look forward to next year’s contest and invite Georgia public schools to submit a video. The contest will open in August 2022.