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GSBA Announces the Winners of the 2019 Student Video Contest

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 is “SCHOOL TO WORK – how is the school of today preparing you for the workforce of tomorrow?

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 29 videos submitted for the contest this year.

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 6, 2019. 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, as determined by the judges, will be shown at various times during the 2019 /GSSA Annual Conference.

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2019 GSBA Student Video Contest:

  • ­­­­First PlaceHart County High School, Hart County Charter System
    • Lead Student: Cassidy Gaines
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Greg Gaines
  • Second PlaceEastside High School, Newton County Schools
    • Lead Student: Julian Hollington / Derrious Hawk
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Verda Watson
  • Third PlaceLoganville High School, Walton County Schools
    • Lead Student: Mason McCart
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Andrea Hobbs
  • Honorable MentionForsyth Central High School, Forsyth County Schools
    • Lead Student: Delaney Willitts
    • Sponsoring Faculty: Jason Hanline