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Explore the New Manufacturing Announces Winners for the Explore Student Video Contest Eastern Region

Martinsburg, West Virginia, May 1, 2023 – Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to announce the winners of the Explore Student Video Contest Eastern region. Middle school teams were judged on the creation of a 3-minute video about their manufacturing partner, the employees, and cool aspects of the company.

The Best Manufacturing Message Award was presented to Martinsburg South Middle School for their video about Argos USA. South’s winning video explored the different cement products Argos provides for commercial and residential customers.

South Middle School team members include Alyza Hairston, Arianna Holt, Morgan Jackson, Leire Duarte-Vogt, Francesca Ovalle, Nathaniel Palmer, Aiyana Pennington, Aazeem Powell, Furqan Siddiqui, and Allison Wolford. 

OUTSTANDING CREATIVITY AWARD was presented Charles Town Middle School for their video about Logoplaste. Charles Town Middle’s winning video gave a snapshot look at Logoplaste plastic injection modeling process. 

Charles Town Middle Team members include Kylie Batch, Davin Bodkins, Aleah Booker, Jayden Bumpus, Axle Ramsey, and Mikayla Rizzo.

VIEWER'S CHOICE was presented to Martinsburg South Middle School for their video about Argos USA. 

All contest videos can be viewed by visiting:

The Explore Student Video Contest is a favorite of students, teachers, and manufacturers,” said Program Director Monica Cross.  “This year’s competitors stepped up to produce some great videos.  The regional contests are a vital component of our initiative of creating awareness about the types of job opportunities modern day manufacturing offers.” Cross oversees the Explore the New Manufacturing Program on behalf of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association Educational Fund’s efforts to create student awareness and excitement about careers in manufacturing and the training opportunities for these positions in their local areas. 

The Explore Student Video Contest provides a first-hand glimpse into modern manufacturing for sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students.  Each participating school is provided with a video camera and kit by Explore the New Manufacturing.  The program is funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, as well as company and individual contributions.

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