Havelock High video places second in state contest

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From left, Havelock High students Hunter Graves, Kaylee Sanborn and Will Polk stand with a state award they received for helping produce a video about what is super about public schools.

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Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 07:33 PM.

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When a group of Havelock High digital media students thought about what was great about public schools, they immediately thought about the school’s athletic teams and diversity.

They produced a video to highlight those aspects, a video that received a second-place award from the N.C. School Board Association.

The video shows students kicking and passing balls to each other before a globe finally lands with the final student in the video.

“We thought it would be a very good message to show that Havelock is a very diverse community, and we ended it with the globe,” said Havelock High teacher Ashley Mangum, who got support from some of his students to write, film and produce the video. “That was our way of showing our diversity and showing that our sports teams and athletics are a super part of our school and to tie that back in with diversity.”

Three students, Will Polk, Hunter Graves and Kaylee Sanborn, went to Greensboro to pick up the award and a $2,000 check that will go to the school.

The video required precise editing and filming, as students in separate shots had to pass a ball and catch a ball at the correct spot in the frame.

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