PRUNTYTOWN— Three, two, one, action! A team of students at Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) are gearing up to compete in a video contest.
According to seventh and eighth grade school counselor Jerry Dooley, TCMS has been invited to participate in the contest, alongside students from one other school in West Virginia, as well as students from schools in Greene, Fayette and Washington Counties, in Pennsylvania.
The middle school team will be led by eighth grade science teacher Kendra Larew. The team will be made up of seven eighth grade students. These students will create a plan for their project, and then power on the video camera, as they visit and tour an assigned local manufacturer.
For the first part of the contest, from their 60-90 minute tour, students must create a two and a half minute long video using footage from the trip, that answers one simple question; “What’s so cool about Manufacturing?”
The next part of the competition is a little more in-depth, requiring students to spend two hours at the manufacturing destination they chose, conducting employee interviews.
In the weeks that follow, the students will work together as a team, editing their work and submitting a first draft in February.
By March, each group must submit their final video that will be accessible for people to view and vote for their favorites.
After the votes have been tallied, an award ceremony will be held on April 2, where students, teachers, parents and selected companies are invited to attend.
Dooley revealed that the team from TCMS has been provided with $450 in video equipment to use for the project. He also noted that the team has been paired up with 4-D Tech Solutions, located in Fairmont.
Larew disclosed that her team of students is already hard at work, creating a project outline and partaking in trainings to learn how to properly use the video equipment.