West Campus Trio Make Video Pitch in National Contest to Win $100k in New Sports Equipment

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Three West Campus High School 10th graders have been selected as national finalists for entering a 90-second video contest asking for community support to win $100,000 in athletic supplies for their school. West Campus was the only Northern California School with a video entry that was selected as a top 20 finalist. KCRA 3 recently did a story covering the group’s effort.

Students Lucas Kermit, Shirley Nguyen and Julia Sidley – members of the school’s Video Production Club – said they produced the video as a way to give back to their campus. “It was important to all of us,” said Sidley.

Nguyen added, “It was a great opportunity to support our hard-working athletes as well as a splendid way to end our first year together as a video production group.”

Kermit said they wanted to support West Campus athletes and find a way to help supply new equipment. “If we are able to win the contest and receive this grant it would truly benefit our school’s well-being,” he said. Kermit and other West Campus students, faculty and parents have been organizing the community in recent days to help drive people to vote for their video.

Participating in the video production club and entering the contest has also led them to consider careers in film and video production. Kermit said he enjoyed speaking with the athletes and the school staff and finding the best way to present the story. “We put all of our best efforts into this,” he said.

“Because of sports” was the video theme of the competition sponsored by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group in partnership with Good Sports. They will donate $100,000 in sports equipment to one high school. Nine other high schools will receive a $1,000 sports equipment kit grant.

The 20 finalists will be narrowed to 10 winners through an online voting process which ends Sunday, September 17th.