Weston students take first place in video contest

In February, the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) and The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) challenged students in grades 6-12 to develop short videos highlighting their best ideas for improving education. The contest premise was that effectively transforming education in Connecticut requires “student voices.”

Four months later, the videos have been reviewed by a panel of educational and community leaders, the public has voted and the results have been determined.

James Willis and Liam Keith of Weston High School won first place in the high school division. They were awarded a prize of $1,500 .

“Every video we received was creative, engaging and revealed a passion for improving public education in Connecticut,” Joseph J. Cirasuolo, Ed.D., executive director of Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents, said. “We congratulate the students on their achievements and commend them for taking the time to develop such creative and engaging videos.”

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