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Charles Town Middle School and Logoplaste USA, Inc. Team Up for the Explore Student Video Contest

Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to release Charles Town Middle School’s video submission in the Eastern region of the Explore Student Video Contest.  The video showcases what happens inside Logoplaste manufacturing facility located in Inwood, West Virginia.

The students are competing for three regional awards: Outstanding Creativity, Best Manufacturing Message, and Viewer's Choice.  Visit https://www.exploremfgwv.com/2023-eastern-region-video-contest to view the Charles Town Middle School video and cast your vote in the Viewer’s Choice Contest.  Voting closes on April 30th at midnight.

Charles Town Middle School team: Alyza Hairston, Arianna Holt, Morgan Jackson, Leire Duarte-Vogt, Francesca Ovalle, Nathaniel Palmer, Aiyana Pennington, Aazeem Powell, Furqan Siddiqui, Allison Wolford, and faculty advisor Charles Parker.

Logoplaste support team: Kyle Dubiel, Shirley Griffin, Melissa Rosa, Kelly Schultz, and Kevin Wetzel.
“Today’s middle school students will be tomorrow’s workforce in manufacturing in West Virginia,” said Program Director Monica Cross, who 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. “We are excited to share Charles Town Middle School’s video with you.  The team did an excellent job, and their results illustrate the use of creativity, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork.” 

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