Help Hanover Co. students win $10,000 prize for their silent black and white film

Posted at 7:14 PM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 19:23:26-05

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- Kersey Creek Elementary School is in the running for a $10,000 prize through a national video contest.

The video, created by a group of fourth graders is one of the top 10 finalists in the annual Trees Rock contest sponsored by Scotties Facial Tissue.

The project was led by garden coordinators Krista Loucas and Julie Hendricks. In their three-minute video, the students participated in a classic black and white silent film. The plot centers on a villain who steals books from people in a small town.  KC Comet, the school’s mascot, then swoops in to chase the villain out and save the books.

All kids who entered the contest were required to make a video on the importance of trees – to themselves, their school, and their community.  The school with the most eligible votes will receive $10,000 to use towards a sustainable project, such as tree plantings, outdoor classrooms, playgrounds, athletic fields, gardens and greenhouses.

If Kersey Creek Elementary School wins the grand prize, the students plan to use the money to furnish their school with more books.

“Reading is the key to learning. A child’s reading skills are the foundation for success in school and beyond,” said Loucas. “Having high interest, engaging books is essential to grow readers that will flourish academically.”

The deadline to vote is Sunday, February 7.  Voting can be done daily. Click here to help out the Kersey Creek Elementary School students.  Good luck!

The winners in both categories will be announced on Feb 15th and winner events will be celebrated in spring 2016.

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