Two students at Queen of Angels Catholic School in Roswell, submitted entries to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development’s (CCHD) annual multi-media contest. The students placed 1st and 2nd out of 40+ entrants in the 7-9th grade category.
Eighth grade student, Charlotte Mixon, was selected as the 1st place winner and will represent the Archdiocese of Atlanta in the National competition. Joseph Chambers, also an eighth grader, was selected as the 2nd place winner. Both students are part of Queen of Angels Video Journalism class, instructed by teacher Maureen Harkins.
The theme of the competition was “Being Neighbors in Our Common Home”. The students both created a video and answered a series of essay questions. “The Video Journalism class had previously created a video about food deserts* in Atlanta, both students used portions of this video and added additional content to express their individual creativity”, explained Harkins. She added, “This was not a class assignment. I told all of the students about the contest and three members of the class elected to participate and create a video”.
A representative from CCHD came to the class to present the winners and Harkins with certificates and gift cards. The national winner will be awarded $500 and a trip to Chicago to participate in the National Catholic Youth Conference.
The winning videos may be viewed on YouTube:
C Mixon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOACzGP1EG0&feature=youtu.be J Chambers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RV2tD4dB78&feature=youtu.be
*A food desert is described as a community that does not have access to fresh meat or produce. These communities rely on processed food or fast food outlets for nourishment.
Queen of Angels Catholic School is a Roswell-based Archdiocese of Atlanta School, which provides quality education from Kindergarten through 8th grade for 500+ students. Families from 17 parishes in the Archdiocese of Atlanta are represented.