ACT, Inc : Students Win ACT Video Contest Scholarships
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2013
Students Win College Scholarships
for Their ACT High School Video Contest Entries
IOWA CITY, Iowa-ACT has announced the winners of its annual high school video contest for 2013. The winners receive college scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000.
The 10 winning videos were selected from entries submitted from students in 36 different states. First- and second-place prizes were awarded in five categories.
The winners are:
Category Name School Location
Test-Day Tips 1st Matthew Hsu High Technology High School Lincroft, N.J.
2nd Kelly Leifheit Sycamore High School Sycamore, Ill.
Photo IDs 1st Alexis Bradby Maryville High School Maryville, Tenn.
2nd Hannah Gilbert Prior Lake High School Prior Lake, Minn.
Cheating is Wrong 1st Aaron Maxey Prosper High School Prosper, Texas
2nd Vineeth Mohan Clovis North High School Clovis, Calif.
The ACT English Test 1st Breahna Gibbons John Paul II High School Irving, Texas
2nd Cherilyn Rainer Homeschooled Taylors, S.C.
ACT Test Myths 1st Ian Brock Urban Prep Charter Academy Chicago, Ill.
2nd Shelby Knighten Gautier High School Gautier, Miss.
The two-minute or shorter videos were judged on overall content (50%), creativity (25%) and visual appeal (25%). ACT may use the winning videos to encourage high school students to plan and prepare for college and the ACT Test. To view the winning entries, visit http://www.actstudent.org/videocontest/.
The first-place winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice, and the second-place winners will each receive a $500 scholarship. Contest entrants were 11th and 12th grade high school students who plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college in the next two years.
The students who won first place provided details about their contest entries.
Matthew Hsu, a junior at High Technology High School in Lincroft, N.J., created his winning video to convey the dos and don'ts of test preparation. His side-by-side images show recommended test preparation tips in color, alongside black and white images of what not to do. Hsu plans to study computer science in college.
Alexis Bradby, a junior at Maryville High School in Maryville, Tenn., hopes to study film production upon graduation. For her video on the topic of how to submit a photo ID to register for the ACT Test, Bradby recruited friends to demonstrate valid photo selection.
Aaron Maxey chose the topic of why cheating on exams is wrong for his winning video. His goal was to convey important information in an entertaining and creative manner. Maxey hopes to study cinematic arts after graduating this spring from Prosper High School in Prosper, Texas.
Breahna Gibbons created her video to help ACT Test takers with the English portion of the exam. She used creative animation, motion and color to create a visually appealing, simple and straightforward message. A senior at John Paul II High School in Irving, Texas, Gibbons would like to study business marketing in college.
Ian Brock chose a question/answer interview format for his video entry, created to debunk common myths about the ACT Test. Brock hopes to study criminal justice at Morehouse College in Atlanta after graduation from Urban Prep Charter Academy in Chicago this spring.
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ACT is an independent, nonprofit organization with a 53-year history of generating data-driven assessments and research. Headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, and with offices throughout the world, ACT is trusted for its continual development of next generation assessments that determine college and career readiness and provide the most advanced measure of workplace skills. To learn more about ACT, go to www.act.org.
Katie Wacker, ACT Public Relations
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