Water conservation video winners chosen

Posted at 12:47 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 14:47:47-04

A team of ninth-grade students from Boise’s North Junior High School produced the winning public service announcement in SUEZ water company’s 2016 Summer Water Conservation Video Contest.

The students, Cate Knothe, Luci Kraska and Sam Stoddard, are all enrolled in teacher Ronald Scott’s Advanced Biology Class. Their class received a $1,500 donation from SUEZ to the Boise Public Schools Educational Foundation.

Titled “Be Water Wise,” the winning video depicts the importance of water to our lives and summer activities -- while reminding us to conserve. In their comments, the judges praised the winning entry as “a very creative approach and eye-catching.”

The winning video will be featured in heavy rotation during SUEZ’ summer conservation media campaign, playing on local TV stations and social media platforms.

Second place went to Ronsard Mwembo, an eleventh-grader from Kim Brydges’ Video Broadcasting and Production class at Boise High School. Third place was awarded to Gillian Macdonald, also a student enrolled in Mr. Scott’s class.

The second- and third-place entries will also be part of the utility’s summer campaign, both on local TV and social media. Ms. Brydges’ class will receive the $750 second place prize and Mr. Scott’s class will also get the $500 third place award.

The third annual contest was open to all ninth- through twelfth-grade students enrolled in the Boise School District and Bishop Kelly High School.