Dallastown student wins her high school a $10,000 grant in video competition

Christy Bogart, a senior at Dallastown Area High School, has won her school a $10,000 grant in a video contest. (File photo)

A Dallastown Area High School student has won her school a $10,000 grant in Met-Ed’s “Ways 2 Save Electricity” video contest.

Christy Bogart, a senior, took second place for the video she created under the direction of TV production teacher Joe Klinedinst, according to a news release. Her video, available here,  showed key steps for saving electricity in the home.

The contest asked middle, junior and senior high school students to create 90-second videos showing ways to save electricity and fix energy-wasting habits at homes, schools or businesses, the release says.

Videos were evaluated based on creativity, effectiveness and quality by judges including representatives from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Penn State’s nature center.

You might remember Christy because she was featured in the paper earlier this year. She was named to the 2013 NewTek All-American Video Crew and had the opportunity to travel to Texas in early 2013 to help with production for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl events.

Klinedinst said in an email that the school that won grants are encouraged to use the money to further promote energy saving practices, but Dallastown has not yet decided how the money will be spent. Ideas being discussed include replacing some old lighting in the television studio with the more energy-efficient variety, or using it to work with the school’s Green Club.

About Angie Mason

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