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HES students enter KET video contest

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By Navisha Collins

Students at Hodgenville Elementary School submitted a video to Kentucky Educational Television in hopes of winning an Apple iPad and video production accessories including a microphone, tripod and iPod tripod adapter, through a drawing.
The overall theme for the video project was, “Our Environment: Local Solutions.”
Sydney Pepper and Savannah Bandurske, with help from fellow student Christy Kirkpatrick, produced the video entitled, “Home-School-Community: How can we help?”
Pepper, a member of the Student Technology Leadership Program said, “We got the idea from a KET guy that came up to us at the STLP Competition and gave us a flyer so we decided to do it. We wanted to win the iPad for school.”
In the video the young ladies simulate different scenarios in which everyone can help the environment. By picking up garbage around our homes, in the community and school, we can help build a better tomorrow. Their message is powerful. “Everywhere you go, there is trash. Our world could be much safer and cleaner if everyone helped, even if it is only one thing. You can make a difference.”
Although Pepper and Bandurske did not win this round, it is their hope to try again.
“It was really fun doing the video. I really like making movies,” said Pepper. “I would tell anyone that wanted to try doing this to just go for it. It’s really fun.”
In this equal opportunity drawing, there were a total of 20 submissions from schools K-12 students, classes, organizations, and clubs.
Evelyn Kirkpatrick, district media coordinator, said, “The girls were super excited to see their video on the KET website.”
You can view the video at http://www.ket.org/education/svp/environment.php.
Ultimately, Wayne County High School in Monticello won the drawing.