Elizabeth “Liz” DeFluri, a Junior at Smithfield High School, won third place in the Virginia School Boards Association’s (VSBA) tenth annual student video contest. The contest challenged high school students across Virginia to create a 30-second video around the theme of “Virginia Public Schools: Stronger Than Ever.” Liz’s entry, “From Zoom to Homeroom,” highlights how students and staff have bounced back this year while still dealing with the pandemic.
The contest gives students an opportunity to create thought-provoking videos individually, in a small group, or as a class project. Videos were judged on how well they addressed the topic, the quality of the production of the video, as well as the depth of thought and creativity of the video. The contest was open to Virginia public high school students and one entry per school division was accepted. The first, second and third place winners, selected out of 28 submissions, were announced during the VSBA Annual Convention in November. DeFluri’s entry is posted on the IWCS YouTube Channel and can be found at: