Video contest winners

Winner Chloe Feibus and runner-up Casten Augustine of CCSD’s anti-vaping video contest are pictured with the School Board, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, and Service League of Cherokee County leaders. Not pictured: runner-up Alicia Mazzurra.

The Cherokee County School District this school year held its first student video PSA contest to raise awareness about the dangers of vaping. More than 60 CCSD students in grades 6-12, working individually or on teams, created and entered short public service announcement-style videos to educate their classmates.

Entries were judged for message, quality and creativity. The initial announcement of the contest called for one winner to receive $500 sponsored by the Service League of Cherokee County. Due to the strong response and outstanding quality of entries, two runners-up also were named, and each received a $100 Amazon gift card funded by CCSD partner donations.

The winners were announced at the Nov. 21 school board meeting and were on hand for not only for recognition and presentation of their prizes, but also for the first public screening of their award-winning videos.

The overall winner is Chloe Feibus, a seventh-grader at Creekland Middle School; runners-up are Alicia Mazzurra, a senior at River Ridge High School, and Casten Augustine, an eighth-grader at E.T. Booth Middle School.

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