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Career Center Students Win 2016 VSBA Video Contest

A team of students from the Arlington Career Center has won the fifth annual student video challenge sponsored by the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA), taking home the top prize for the fourth year in a row.

The contest challenged high school students across Virginia to create a 30-second video around the theme of “Workforce Readiness.” The top three winners, selected out of 86 submissions, were announced today at the opening general session of the VSBA Annual Convention in Williamsburg.

Career Center students who worked on the video include seniors Sarah Strunk and Daniela Londono. They are enrolled in Thomas O’Day’s Television & Multimedia Production II class.

The contest gives students an opportunity to create thought-provoking videos individually, in a small group, or as a class project. Videos were judged on how well they addressed the topic, the quality of the production, and the creativity of the video.  Judges were especially impressed with the winning video’s use of the students, the quality of their footage, and the blending of natural sound. The contest was open to Virginia public high school students.

The Virginia School Boards Association, a voluntary, nonpartisan organization of Virginia school boards, promotes excellence in public education through advocacy, training, and services. The Association offers conferences, information, training, and counseling designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s educational leaders.