News Release: 2023VSBA HS Student Video Contest Winners Announced
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News Release

For Immediate Release

November 15, 2023



Gina Patterson, executive director

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2023 VSBA High School Student Video Contest Winners Announced

Charlottesville, VA – The Virginia School Boards Association’s (VSBA) 12th annual student video contest challenged high school students across Virginia to create a 30-second video centered around the theme “We Are Better United Than Divided.” The first, second and third place winners, selected out of 21 submissions, were announced today at the opening general session of the VSBA Annual Convention in Williamsburg, VA, and the videos were shown to the convention’s attendees. This year’s contest was sponsored by Haney Phinyowattanachip.

1st Place: “Colorfully United”

Clover Hill High School (Chesterfield County Public Schools)

2nd Place: “Introduction to Leadership / Better Together”

Culpeper County High School (Culpeper County Public Schools)

3rd Place: “Riverheads High School”

Riverheads High School (Augusta County Public Schools)

The contest gave 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.

About the Virginia School Boards Association

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.


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