Statewide Video Contest Offers Students Scholarship

Carlos Villalobos

cvillalobos@newscenter25.com

Updated: 11/07/2013 8:58 pm

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Victoria East High School senior Florence Sung is passionate about many things, like journalism.

When she heard about Generation Texas's contest, and how you could win a $1,500 scholarship, it got her attention.

"I like how it offers you to be yourself and offers you to be original. So, if people have different styles of making a video then that's great," Sung said.

The contest is simple. High school students submit a 2-3 minute video talking about how they are challenging themselves to go to college.

They upload the video onto their Youtube page using the hashtag GenTXWeek and then submit the video link onto an entry form.

From there, the videos with the most likes will be chosen by the judges.

For Sung, she sees the video as a way for students to get creative.

"This competition is so open that anything is accepted. If you're good at graphic design or just really good at academics, you can use your strengths and show them in this video," Sung said.

VISD Director of Communications Diane Boyett agrees.

She knows how students think financially college may not be an option, but with scholarships like Generation Texas, it makes it possible.

"When you have programs like the Gen-Tx promotion out there, it's a lot of ways students can gain the financial assistance to make college a reality to them," Boyett said.

Sung said she hopes other students take this great opportunity as well.

As she sees it, you only get chances like these once.
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