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Announcing the 2020 Winners of the GSBA High School Student Video Contest

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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 life during the Pandemic: As a student, how has your life changed as a result of the pandemic?”

The GSBA Awards committee, who critiqued 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 51 verified videos submitted for the contest this year.

The top three videos will be shown during the Awards Session at the GSBA/GSSA Virtual Annual Conference on December 4, 2020. 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. The top three videos and the three honorable mention videos, as determined by the judges, are as follows:


Congratulations to the following winners of the 2020 GSBA Student Video Contest:

  • ­­­­First Place: Loganville High School, Walton County Schools
    • Lead Student: Wesley Webb
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Andrea Hobbs
  • Second Place: Tift County High School, Tift County Schools
    • Lead Student: Kayla Lang & Lannie Layfield
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Stacey Beckham
  • Third Place: Richmond Hill High School, Bryan County Schools
    • Lead Student: Bailey Hitzing
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Patrick Means
  • Honorable Mention: Dade County High School, Dade County Schools
    • Lead Student: Everett Christiansen
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Josh Hurst
  • Honorable Mention: Pelham City High School, Pelham City Schools
    • Lead Student: Amiri Saadiq
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Susan Prince
  • Honorable Mention: Hart County High School, Hart County Schools
    • Lead Student: Lexie Wheless
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Greg Gaines