The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) announced the winners of three statewide student contests held in conjunction with its virtual annual conference: an elementary school poster contest, a middle school video contest, and a high school video contest. Students were asked to create content around the theme “How Virtual Learning Changed My School Year.” The conference was held on November 5-7.
High School Video Contest
The high school video contest teams that placed first, second, and third will receive cash prizes sponsored by NCSBA and Fairbanks LLC. Winners were as follows:
- First Place ($3,000 prize) – Northside High School, Beaufort County Schools
- Second Place ($2,000 prize) – Mooresville High School, Video #9, Mooresville Graded School District
- Third Place ($1,000 prize) – Mooresville High School, Video #1, Mooresville Graded School District
In addition, judges identified 10 additional videos to receive honorable mention. All finalist and honorable mention videos are available for viewing at https://www.ncsba.org/training/student-contests.
Middle School Video Contest
The middle school video contest teams that placed first, second, and third will receive a VISA gift card for their class. Winners were as follows:
- First Place – New Century Middle School, Video #5, Moore County Schools
- Second Place – New Century Middle School, Video #6, Moore County Schools
- Third Place– Elm City Middle School, Wilson County Schools
Elementary Poster Contest
NCSBA’s elementary school poster contest recognizes first-, second-, and third-place winners in two grade level groups: K-2 and 3-5. Each winner will be presented with a certificate and an art kit during an upcoming local school board meeting.
Winners in the K-2 category were as follows:
- First Place – Lucas Davis, Second Grade, Wilson County Schools
- Second Place – Zamiya Battle, Second Grade, Halifax County Schools
- Third Place – Julius Wiggins, First Grade, Wilson County Schools
Winners in the 3-5 category were as follows:
- First Place – Kensley Hill, Fifth Grade, Wilson County Schools
- Second Place – Irene Lee, Fourth Grade, Wilson County Schools
- Third Place – Christian Poulson-Edwards, Third Grade, Bertie County Schools