Energy Oscars recognizes Jackson County student videos
Local students enjoyed the “red-carpet treatment” tonight at the Energy Oscars, which honored excellence in producing videos about the value of saving energy.
Jackson Energy Cooperative and PRIDE unfurled the red carpet at the Jackson County Area Technology Center to premiere four videos that promote energy efficiency with great creativity and persuasiveness.
The special guests were the students from Annville Christian Academy, McKee Elementary School, Sand Gap Elementary School and Tyner Elementary School who created the videos, along with their teachers and families. At the three Jackson County Schools, students were members of the Student Leadership Technology Program (STLP).
The students crafted scripts about why and how to use energy wisely. They acted out the scripts to produce two-minute videos. Jackson Energy edited the videos and made them available to the public at www.myjacksonenergy.com. The videos also will be broadcast by PRTC on the local cable Channel 9.
“We’ve gathered here this evening to honor you, our Jackson County students and teachers, for your creative minds and ‘on-a-shoestring’ video production skills,” said PRIDE’s Mark Davis, who co-hosted the awards program.
“Because of you, more families will know how to hang onto their money with simple energy-savings tips, and our community will be a greener, more energy-efficient place to live,” Davis said.
“You already have influenced thousands of people because 9,763 votes were cast for your videos online,” said Jackson Energy’s Haley McCoy, co-host. “You generated that online excitement by inviting your family and friends to choose their favorite video. McKee Elementary attracted the most online supporters, followed closely by Sand Gap Elementary. Thank you all for drawing so much attention to this important topic.”
Each school was awarded an Energy Oscar trophy, which was similar in appearance to the trophy presented to Academy Award winners.
Annville Christian Academy won the “Super Energy Hero” trophy for developing a memorable character to champion the cause of energy conservation.
The McKee Elementary School video, which recreated an evening news broadcast, took home the trophy for “We’re Not Gonna Heat Jackson County!”
Sand Gap Elementary School won the “Two Minute Tips” trophy for covering the most energy-efficiency advice in a quick video.
Tyner Elementary School earned the “Light’s Out!” trophy for its video that was filmed entirely at night, using cell phones to coordinate cameras and lighting.
Annville Christian Academy
Sand Gap Elementary
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