Three St. Johnsbury Academy Sophomores Take First Place in Statewide Visual Media Competition

in Vermont

ST. JOHNSBURY — A team of three sophomores from St. Johnsbury Academy placed first in the statewide 2014 Vermont Entrepreneurship Education Visual Media Competition. This year’s theme was “Spreading the Spirit of Entrepreneurship.” The team consisted of Joseph Uyanik, Emma Foley, and Tinky Ding.

Lisa Gosselin, Vermont State Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development, announced the winning team at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Montpelier on February 6 in observance of National Entrepreneurship Week. The students received a cash award for their winning entry.

The winning video is a fast-paced 90-second montage of scenes featuring the shops and shop owners of downtown St. Johnsbury. Hand-lettered signs remind the viewer, “Entrepreneurs inspire a whole community,” and “Follow your dreams.”

“I am very pleased with the efforts of this team,” Sarah Emery, coach of the winning team, said. “I opened this competition to all of my first semester Sales and Marketing Classes, and these three students rose to the occasion. I am especially proud of their creativity and their initiative in speaking to and interviewing local business owners in St. Johnsbury.”

You can see the winning video below.

The video will be used to promote future Vermont Entrepreneurship Weeks, and will remain on the Vermont Entrepreneurship website for one year.

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