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BHS-TV video receives "Honorable Mention" in first-ever White House Film Festival contest

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 1:53 p.m. CDT
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The first-ever White House Student Film Festival contest launched Nov. 26, 2013, and was open to all U.S. students in grades K-12. The Obama administration was looking for "short films which highlight the power of technology in schools." A video submitted by Barrington High School production students received an "Honorable Mention" among over 2,000 entries.

BARRINGTON – Barrington High School students received word from Washington D.C. today that BHS-TV's earlier submitted "The School of Tomorrow, Today" video has not been selected as the winning White House Film Festival contest entry.

In its first year, the White House Film Festival contest "received more than 2,000 entries that demonstrated much talent, hard work and enthusiasm for technology and learning," according to an e-mail from contest officials.

BHS-TV students received an "Honorable Mention" award for their three-minute video, which will soon be featured online at WhiteHouse.gov/FilmFestival.

The video features three digital BHS classes founded by the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation.

BHS-TV President Peter Chung said BHS strives to "lead the way in in innovative technology for students, with dedication to instructing the student of tomorrow, today.”

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