This is the first year that Austin High is participating in BPA. We entered the “video production team” contest and had to produce a video related to underage drinking and present it at the competition. We won’t show you the video just yet as it will be used in an advisory later in the year. The win at regional qualifies the team for the state competition in Corpus Christi later in March. The difference between the BPA contest and traditional film and video contests is that we are judged on our presentation of the video as well as the video itself. Students have to setup their projector and sound as well as articulate their creative thinking behind that topic and how they executed their production. Jonathan Cardiel, Emily Potter, Khunal Parkash and Alex Treviño are the students that make up the senior team.
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Below is a news package produced by Ian Smith about the win.