2016 Video Contest Winners
Congratulations to the 2016 Winners of the "How We Achieve Excellence in Our School" Video Contest
The Alabama Association of School Boards has announced the winners of its 2016 statewide “How We Achieve Excellence in Our School” video contest. Winners of the fifth annual contest are: first place, Demopolis Middle School of Demopolis City Schools, winning $1,500; second place, Muscle Shoals High School of Muscle Shoals City Schools, winning $1,000; third place, Florence High School of Florence City Schools, winning $500; and honorable mention, Gadsden City High School of Gadsden City Schools, winning $250.
Entries from all across the state were submitted and judged by independent media professionals. The contest, which ran from February to April 2016, encouraged public high schools and middle schools to submit 30- to 60-second commercials about excellence in their school(s). The contest was sponsored by AASB and Fairbanks LLC and by Alabama Public Television through an American Graduate grant funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The winning videos will be shown June 9 at the Alabama State Board of Education’s 10 a.m. meeting at the Gordon Persons Building in Montgomery and on Dec. 10 at 8:30 a.m. during the AASB Annual Convention at Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. The student-produced videos will be posted on APT’s website, www.aptv.org, and on www.AlabamaSchoolBoards.org.
“This contest was a statewide celebration of the high level of quality and creativity that exists in our public high schools and the tremendous difference positive experiences at school make in the lives of Alabama’s high school students,” said AASB President Pam Doyle. “Schools thrive thanks to effective educators and leaders who are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure students leave their classrooms prepared for the next level.”
The Alabama Association of School Boards represents all of the state’s public local school boards. Since 1949, AASB has served education leaders and the interests of local decision making in public education. The association’s mission is to develop excellent school board leaders through quality training, advocacy and services. To learn more about AASB, call Public Relations Director Denise Berkhalter at 334/277-9700 or directly at 334/386-9436.