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Announcing Student Video Contest Winners!

The Georgia School Boards Association is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Student Video Contest!

In partnership with the Georgia Vision Project’s Spark campaign; GSBA sponsors a student video contest for public high school students all over the state. This year’s theme was Student Achievement: What does it look like.”

The GSBA Awards committee, who judged the videos on how well they addressed the topic, as well as the quality of the production and the creativity of the video, did the judging. The videos were all one minute or less. No professional assistance was provided to produce the video. The format of the video was left up to the students (commercial, news broadcast, music video, etc.) There were 44 videos submitted for the contest. The number of submissions were almost double last year’s entries.

The Lead Student involved with the video and the sponsoring faculty member of the top three videos, along with their respective principal, are invited to attend the Awards luncheon at the /GSSA Annual Conference in Atlanta, December 1, 2017. (GSBA will not pay for travel expenses to the Award’s luncheon at the Renaissance Waverly.) The first place prize is $1000, second place is $500 and third place is $250. The prize money will go towards the school’s fine arts or video production program.

The top three videos and the two honorable mention videos, as determined by the judges, will be shown at various times during the 2017 GSBA /GSSA Annual Conference.


Congratulations to the following winners of the 2017 GSBA Student Video Contest:

  • ­­­­First Place: Phoenix Perfor­mance Learning Center, Rome City Schools
    • Lead Student: Czareah Lattimer
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Anastasia Teasley
  • Second Place: Pelham City High School, Pelham City Schools
    • Lead Student: Michael Martin
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Susan Prince
  • Third Place: Roswell High School, Fulton County Schools
    • Lead Student: Ellie Dover
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Lisa Kennedy
  • Honorable Mention: M. Therell High, Atlanta Public Schools
    • Lead Student: Ellonte Johnson
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Matthew Hazel
  • Honorable Mention: Savannah Arts Academy, Savannah-Chatham County Schools
    • Lead Student: Handley Shelton
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Gif Lockley