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      Region 16 submit creative videos about staying in school

      Using your creative student juices is the idea behind KACV's latest project.

      It invites any Region 16 student to submit a video explaining why it's important to stay in school. The message is simple, "stay in school and get your diploma".

      It's part of the American Graduate Video Contest. The winners will get some cool prizes. Pronews 7 is featuring how area schools can get involved in this week's Region 16 Spotlight Education report.

      I"We are thrilled at KACV to be partnering with Amarillo ISD and Panhandle 20/20 to offer this American Graduate Project ," said Cullen Lutz, KACV Community Engagement Specialist.

      Region 16 students individually, or as a group or a class, come up with a 15 to 60 second video that creatively tells students why they should stay in school. The more creative, the better.

      "We put it in the students hands we think they're pretty much more creative and they can come up with some great ideas and we also think the message would be a little more effective coming from them," said Beau Waldrop, KACV Web Communications Specialist.

      "What kind of messages do students want to convey to their friends and peers to encourage them to stay in school and earn their diploma," said Lutz.

      It's that simple. The deadline to get the videos in is Dec. 2nd. The prizes will make all the hard work worthwhile.

      "We are giving away some really cool prizes that include an iPad, iPod touch , cash prizes as well," said Waldrop.

      The winning videos will also be featured on KACV and Amarillo College's radio station FM 90 sometime in January. So students, and schools, get those creative juices flowing and spread the "stay in school" message.

      For more information about the video contest, rules and guidelines click here .

      To see past Region 16 Spotlight Education stories, click here.