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TKHS Digital Video Students Earn Honors at Film Festival

 More than 430 public service announcements made by students from around the state were entered in this year's contest with the top 60 videos shown on the big movie screen at Celebration Cinema during the awards. The videos were made for two different age groups in three different categories. The films were designed either for kindergarten through 6th grade, or for 7th through high school. The three divisions in each of those categories was for Celebrating Diversity, Healthy Lifestyles and Character Education.
The winning video from each category will be reproduced on DVD's and distributed to schools across the state.
TK students taking honors included:
- Chris Poland with Austin Beardsley and Jade Hilton - 1st place in the 7-12 Diversity division earning $1,500.
- Kaleigh Aldridge with Kaylee Brownell - 2nd place in the K-6 Healthy Lifestyles division earning $1,000.
- Tony Reed - 3rd place in the K-6 Diversity division earning $500.
- Elizabeth Coe with Jade Conkle - 3rd place in the 7-12 Healthy Lifestyles division earning $500.
Runners-up each earned $75. They are Jade Hilton with two additional videos for $150; Jade Conkle, Elizabeth Coe, Tony Reed, and Carrie Finholm with Krista Dollaway.
The digital media class is taught by Jerry Robinson who said he couldn't be more proud of such an outstanding group of young people representing TK Schools with such talent and class.
During the awards at Celebration Cinema North, Thornapple Kellogg High School past winners and assistant principal Kelli Wegner were featured in a short film about what the contest means to the students and the district. It was a great way to showcase TK Schools to others from around the state.