FCEC teens win national video award
Floyd County Education Center teens win national video award
Posted on 12/13/2012
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Finding your way is difficult for teenagers today. There are many temptations that can distract a young person from reaching graduation.  For three teens at the Floyd County Education Center, they hope more of their peers will find their way to graduation day as a result of a video they produced that has been recognized with a national award.  C. J. Daras, Tripp Kines and Katie Wise produced a short video that placed first in the National Alternative Education Association Video Contest.  The three students entered the national contest in November and and were recently informed of their top placement. The first place honor will earn the school the contest's top prize of $400.00.  View the video Finding Your Way  

The video features Floyd County Education Center students and the problems they face reaching their graduation goal.  Bullying, drugs, alcohol, and peer pressure are just a few of the obstacles keeping young people from graduation.  The video captures a young person on the path to graduation.  The student's key to graduation is to stay on the path no matter the distraction. The light at the end of the journey leads to graduation from high school and the doors that will open for the graduation for achieving the goal.

The students and their faculty advisor Eric Burkhalter will be honored at an awards ceremony in Atlanta in February. Videos submitted to the contest were to be over two minutes long and less than five minutes to be honored.  The works submitted were judged based on overall impact effectiveness of conveying the theme, artistic merit and technical proficiency.

 FCEC Student
Katie Wise
FCEC Student 
C. J. Daras
FCEC Student
Tripp Kines