Students urged to voice their vision

Delta School District launches online contest

A MacBook Pro, an iPad and free university tuition are among the prizes students could win if they enter a new Delta School District contest.

The district launched its online Voice Your Vision contest Friday (Sept. 9) at South Delta Secondary School where some 600 Grade 11 and 12 students packed the auditorium. They were encouraged to make a video, take photos, sing a song, write a story, paint a picture—do anything to express the school board’s vision in action.

The district is working to achieve its renewed vision as “a leading district for innovative teaching and learner success.”

“We’re hosting this video contest to capture your voice because we know you have incredible creativity, you are incredibly talented,” superintendent Dianne Turner said at the assembly.

“We know if we capture what you have to say about what schools should be like, and what school is like in its best form for you, we’re going to know a lot more about how to provide all that opportunity for you.”

SDSS principal Helene Gaudreault encouraged students to submit an entry.

“There is incredible talent here. We have singers, dancers, athletes, writers, artists, we have a slam poet, we have all of this stuff happening here at SDSS.”

The secondary school winner will receives a 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop valued at $1,800, while the elementary winner will get an iPad 2 valued at $730. The successful Grade 12 entry will receive one full-time semester tuition at Kwantlen Polytechnic University valued at $1,800.

The Voice your Vision contest is sponsored by the South Delta Leader, Delta TV, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Envision Financial.

Submissions will be accepted from Sept. 30 to Nov. 18. Online voting takes place Sept. 30 to Dec. 9 and, once the entries have been narrowed down, a panel of judges will deliberate and announce the winner in January, 2012.

For more information about this contest, visit www.voiceyourvision.ca.

Surrey North Delta Leader

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