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Churchill students recognized at Talons game

Student receiving award.

Brandon Lewis and his video technology teacher, Robin Morriss (left), accept the award from SAPD Chief McManus.

Churchill High School students were the only finalist in SAPD's "Say Something Save A Life" citywide video contest from North East ISD. The top three videos were shown at the Talons game June 8 in the Alamodome. The Churchill crew captured third place in the contest. Incoming senior, Brandon Lewis, accepted the award on behalf of his team—Daniel Rosengard, Jack Friedrichsen and Zachary Smith—who could not make it due to graduation.

"The students had a chance to showcase everything they have learned in video production to create several entries in the contest. The winning video from Churchill used a "ghosting" effect," said Robin Grevelle-Morriss, Churchill video teacher.

"Say Something Save a Life" was a concept that came to Chief William McManus while he was talking with a group of high school students after a couple of back to back tragedies that occurred in the community. Chief McManus wants to encourage teens to speak up when they see something that could save a life. Words have the potential to save lives; the trick is you have to “Say Something."

"We realized that one of the most powerful communications tools to reach teens is other teens," said Chief McManus. "It's definitely no secret that kids are just more apt to listen to other kids. Very soon after the contest was launched, Ms. Morriss and the group from Churchill jumped on board. They submitted several entries of a high caliber. Their poignant messages will undoubtedly save lives."

Churchill had 12 entries in the contest and you can see all of them by clicking here.

To view the winning video entry click here.

To view the two runner ups video entries click the links below:

Runner Up Video 1 - "Say Something, Save A Life Funeral"
Runnier Up Video 2 - "Orange You Glad I Said Something"

Posted on June 13, 2013