APS News Release

Students Earn Recognition in Annual VSBA Video Contest

APS Earns Platinum Certification in VSBA Green School’s Challenge

Arlington Career Center students Sebastian Duall, Jordan Flores, and John Campbell place second in the Virginia School Boards Association’s annual High School Video Contest. Their video is entitled, “Teachers Mold The Future.”

High school students across Virginia were invited to create a 30-second video around the theme of “Why Teachers Are Important.” The first, second and third place winners, selected out of 35 submissions, were announced earlier this week at the opening general session of the VSBA Annual Convention in Williamsburg.

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 of the video, as well as the depth of thought and creativity of the video. The contest was open to Virginia public high school students and one entry per school division was accepted.

In addition, APS earned Platinum Certification in the VSBA Green Schools Challenge, a friendly competition designed to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce the carbon emissions generated by both the local school division and the broader community. This is the 10th year the awards were given out. School divisions were recognized as being Certified Green School Divisions by implementing new actions and adopting new policies that earn the divisions “green points.” The VSBA Green Schools Challenge was sponsored by Moseley Architects and ABM Education.