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Bear River High Students Tie For 1st Video Contest

A Bear River High School has tied for first place for the 2017 Student Voices Campaign and also got to spend the weekend in Los Angeles. Aidan Conley was among 14 finalists from middle and high schools around the state. Principal Amy Besler says it’s the 4th annual competition sponsored by the California Alliance for Arts Education…

click to listen to Amy Besler

Over 100 videos from 8 counties were submitted on topics that included bullying, the overuse of electronics, the power of the arts, dating abuse, suicide prevention, and how to clean up your school. 38 of the entries were from Bear River High, the most of any school. Besler says the topic for Conley was the importance of arts in the schools. It was screened, with the other finalists, at a summit in Los Angeles on Saturday…

click to listen to Amy Besler

Conley also received some help from another student, Andrew Rolland. Bear River High tied with an entry from Windsor High School in Sonoma County. The Director of Communications for the Alliance says the campaign also teaches the power of advocacy and civic engagement.

1 Comment

May 1, 2017

Aidan Conley

Hey! Thanks so much for the mention here, but just to clarify... my video entry was a project that I completed as a single person entry, the "team" of Bear River Students was just me, and a friend that I decided to take with me on the all-expense-paid trip who would also benefit from the creative studios at the event. In the creation of the actual video, I was a one-man-band! :)

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