Carson wins first place in state video contest

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CHINA GROVE ó Students in Amie Williamsí class at Jesse Carson High School recently won first place in the North Carolina School Board Associationís first High School Video Contest.
More than 50 high schools from across the state competed in the contest, which challenged students to created a 30-second video about ěWhatís Super About Public Schools.î
ěThis is exciting news for Carson High and for our school district,î said Superintendent Dr. Judy Grissom. ěI am extremely proud of the leadership provided by principal Kelly Withers and by teacher Amie Williams and most especially I am proud of the enthusiasm and success of the students.
ěThis award demonstrates what is being accomplished in our schools for our students.î
Media professionals judged the contest based on creativity, video production and how the video addressed the contest theme.
The top three videos were shown during the awards ceremony of the school board associationís annual conference.
Williams, Withers and student directors Corey Stanley and Mitchell Gibson attended the ceremony and accepted the award.
In addition to receiving a trophy, the school brought home $5,000.
ěI am so proud of the creative efforts of Ms. Williams and her contemporary studies class,î said Withers. ěIn a time where the public schools are a target of criticism, this contest gave high school students the voice to say what they love about the public school experience.î
Carson beat out finalists from Gates County and South Central high schools to win the honor.