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Wyoming Valley West students produce award-winning video!

Wyoming Valley West students produce award-winning video!

Wyoming Valley West students produce award-winning video!

From left to right: Brandon Bushinski, Alexus Pugh, Baraa’ Kamal, Kaitlyn Stephens, Christopher Hummel, Joey Souder, Maggie Lupcho, Molly Simon, Amaranth Holmstrom, Gabriella Marosevitch.

The Wyoming Valley West Middle School students shown above won the top award in the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Video Competition. Coached by their Automation and Robotics teacher, Mr. Moran, this is the 3rd year in a row that WVW Middle School students have produced an award winning video.

These eighth-grade students had entered into a video contest called “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” where they competed against 6 other school districts throughout Northeastern Pa. Each participating middle school had a team that was provided video equipment and training and was then matched with a manufacturing company.

The teams then spent a day interviewing workers, getting to know the company and creating short video profiles of the companies and the career opportunities they offer.

Wyoming Valley West traveled to Production Systems Automation where they filmed, edited, and produced a short video about what was cool about manufacturing there. Their hard work earned them the “Best Overall Program Award,” crowning them this year’s champions.

“We appreciate the efforts of all those who spread the word about our video and helped promote what great work these students had done. Winning this award is a tremendous achievement and I’m so proud of what these students were able to accomplish despite all the craziness going on with this pandemic,” stated Mr. Moran. The Middle School administration and Mr. Moran look forward to honoring these students at an awards ceremony, hopefully sometime in the near future.

Their video truly answered the question: What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?