Wesmor school wins $10,000 in video competition

By paNOW Staff
June 14, 2018 - 8:00am

It’s a $10,000 windfall for Wesmor Public High School.

Students at the Prince Albert school won the draw in the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation's student project video contest.

“It’s really exciting because the kids really worked hard on their video and we were down on the ‘most views’ contest and knew we couldn’t win that, but we won the random draw prize,” teacher Colette Daelick told paNOW.

Eaton Elementary and High School in Eatonia won the $7,500 prize for most-viewed video.

Asked what the school would do with the cheque from the S.T.F., Daelick said that's something all students would decide through a survey. She said the funds will be invested in culture, comfort or education.

The contest saw students produce a video telling a story about their school and what makes it so special in four minutes or less.

“We’re often overshadowed, and people in other towns don’t even know we exist because we’re small in a city with big schools,” Daelick said. “Now people are going to say ‘wow, there’s another high school in Prince Albert.’”

Wesmor High School has around 300 students, and 95 per cent have a First Nations or Métis background.

 

 

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