Making Democracy Work

Student Video Contest Winners

The League of Women Voters Whitewater-Area, in partnership with the Kiwanis Breakfast Club,is delighted to announce the top three winners of its Whitewater High School student video contest on voter registration, photo ID, and the importance of voting. Students were challenged to create a 3-minute educational and inspirational video on voting and encouraged to use their creativity in delivering required content. Twenty-three submissions were received and judged by a seven-member panel consisting of League board members Ellen Penwell and Anita Loch, Kiwanis representative Kathy Schumacher, Whitewater City Clerk Michele Smith, Daily Union reporter Chris Welch, Director of Whitewater Community TV Alan Luckett, and UWW Associate Professor of Political Science Jonah Ralston. The winning entries are:

1st Place ($250): Jeremy Hoesly, Julia Nelson, and Tea Luehne

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2nd Place ($100): Rachel Stone and Katie Weaver

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3rd Place ($50): Alyx Kieman

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The 1st place video will be shown on the State League's website and offered for viewing at regional high schools, on the UWW campus, and other venues during the 2016 election year. The League, Kiwanis, and judges extend their congratulations to the winners and applaud all the students who participated in the contest. In addition, they offer a special note of thanks to Whitewater High School Civics Teacher Greg Stewart for his enthusiastic support of the project.

Student video contest winners

CAPTION FOR IMAGE L-R: Alyx Kiernan, Rachel Stone, Katie Weaver, Tea Luehne, Julia Nelson, Jeremy Hoesly, LWV Voter Services Chair Ellen Penwell

Student Video Contest - What Happens Next?

The 1st place winning video is in process of being shared with the State League office for posting on the state league website, and the LWVWI YouTube Channel. In the weeks to come, regional high schools and venues on the UW-Whitewater campus will be contacted and offered the video for play. The video will also be played in advance of every League program meeting this year.