YouTube Contest Gives Voice to Students and Staff in Ontario Schools

TORONTO, May 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Schools across Ontario got involved in a unique contest housed on YouTube and sponsored by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA). The Association for Ontario's publicly funded Catholic school boards invited students to capture in a video, no longer than 2-minutes, their perspectives on what it means to be educated in the province's Catholic schools.

The contest is part of OCSTA's focus on profiling the distinctive aspects of Catholic education and the contribution that Catholic schools make to the vibrancy and success of the province's education system.

After receiving dozens of video entries from across Ontario, OCSTA selected 6 winning videos that range greatly in style and presentation.  First, second and third place awards were selected for both the elementary and secondary levels.

Spring 2013 Faith in Our Future Short Video Contest Winners

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINNERS:

1st Place: St. Patrick Catholic School, London DCSB
2nd Place: Bishop Gallagher Sr. Elementary School, Thunder Bay CDSB
3rd Place: Noah Byers - Aileen Wright English Catholic School, Northeastern CDSB

To view the YouTube Playlist for Elementary School Winners, click on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLto1VDXqXYlNRewFEjCVQOJNhAB8XoDYN

SECONDARY SCHOOL WINNERS:

1st Place: Dallas Cooper - St. Patrick High School, St. Clair CDSB
2nd Place: Nicole Steadman - Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, Waterloo CDSB
3rd Place: Saint Michael Catholic High School, Niagara CDSB

To view the YouTube Playlist for Secondary School Winners, click on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLto1VDXqXYlNsJGP3UenW3EfYS-9dadid

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association is the provincial voice for Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents all English Catholic school boards that collectively educate approximately 600,000 students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

SOURCE: Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association

For further information:

Sharon McMillan, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
Tel: 416-932-9460, ext. 232
E-mail: smcmillan@ocsta.on.ca