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Fowlerville Students Win Annual Video Competition

Focusing on community involvement to help “paint a better picture” for local residents through the Livingston County United Way, five Fowlerville High School students took top honors in the annual United Way High School Video Competition.

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A selection committee chose the exceptional video created by Kyle Henrikson, Kenneth Kline, Austin Youmans, Caleb LaFebrve and Andrew Dyc from Amanda Tomassi’s broadcasting class. Entitled “Grab a Brush,” the video brings to life how everyone can be involved in making life better through Livingston County United Way.

“This video really captures the nature of United Way – an organization that makes a huge impact on our community when people engage in advocacy, volunteerism, and financial giving,” said Rena Pomaville, Livingston County United Way board member and selection committee chairwoman. “Their creative inspiration and technical know-how in putting together a great video made it a stand-out among a very competitive field of videos this year.”

The winning team shared a $500 prize from the competition’s corporate sponsors Brennan Investment Services and Palmer Moving & Storage.

Forty-seven videos submitted from four area high school students competed to become the Livingston County United Way’s 2016 winning video. It is shown to the community at local presentations, on its website, in social media and more. This year’s winning video will be showcased on the organization’s website beginning in August. See it now on the nonprofit’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/1tmiaQmi4rI.

Second place accolades in the competition are given to Hartland High School teacher Nathan Oake’s leadership class students Beth Biernacki, Amanda Mourad and Holly Neuens. Third place is awarded to Brighton High School Digital Multimedia Club students Grant Lewis, Ryan Lewis, Jonathan Singer, Sean Smith and Scott Smith. The after-school club is led by teacher Michelle Costa. Citizens Insurance supplied gift cards for the second and third place winners to honor their achievements.

Two additional finalists are also recognized:
•    Howell High School teacher John Mozdzierz’s digital arts student Kaylee Stevenson.
•    Hartland High School teacher Nathan Oake’s marketing students Kyle Redies, Eric Schumann and Bailee Vaughn.

To learn more about the Livingston County United Way and how it works to elevate the quality of life for all residents, visit www.lcunitedway.org.

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