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2018 Video Contest Winners

Montgomery, Ala. - (May 2018) – The Alabama Association of School Boards today announced the winners of its 2018 statewide “How We Achieve Excellence in Our School” video contest. This is the 7th year the contest has been held. Winners include:

First place: Lee High School Performing Arts Magnet (Huntsville City Schools), winning $1,500 (Watch Video)


Second place: James Clemens High School (Madison City Schools), winning $1,000 (Watch Video)


Third place: Sparkman High School (Madison County Schools), winning $500 (Watch Video)



Honorable Mention: Haleyville High School (Haleyville City Schools), winning $250 (Watch Video)


More than two dozen entries from across the state were submitted and judged by independent media professionals. The contest, which ran from February 1 to April 5, 2018, encouraged public middle and high schools to submit 30- to 60-second commercials about excellence in their school(s). The contest was sponsored by AASB and Fairbanks LLC, as well as by Alabama Public Television through an American Graduate grant funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The winning videos will be shown Thursday, June 14 at the Alabama State Board of Education’s 10 a.m. meeting at the Gordon Persons Building in Montgomery and on December 8 at 8:30 a.m., during the annual AASB Convention at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel, where winners will be recognized on stage and receive their prize money.

“This year’s entries once again showcased the many extraordinary ways Alabama’s public schools are working to achieve excellence. Whether it’s visual and performing arts, STEM or athletics, you’ll find talented and creative students striving for their best and hardworking teachers pushing them to succeed,” said AASB President James Woosley.

The Alabama Association of School Boards represents all of the state’s public local school boards. Since 1949, AASB has served education leaders and the interests of local decision making in public education. The association’s mission is to develop excellent school board leaders through quality training, advocacy and services. To learn more about AASB, visit

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