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National Student Video Contest Scholarship Winners Announced

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Districts Make The Difference has just announced the winners of their national high school student video contest. This year, the contest received video submissions for the contest from 22 separate states. The top 10 finalists were selected by a committee vote based on video quality, accuracy and entertainment value. The contest challenges students to learn about the essential services provided by more than 30,000 special districts in the United States.

  • The first-place scholarship of $2,000 has been awarded to Isabella Masrouga from CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts in Van Nuys, California.
  • The second-place scholarship of $1,000 has been awarded to Ian Lape from Spencerport High School in Spencerport, New York.
  • The third-place scholarship of $500 has been awarded to Matthew May from Palm Beach Gardens High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Additionally, Districts Make The Difference recognizes the impact of teachers who make a difference in students’ lives and has awarded $500 to each of the winner’s designated teacher.

“We appreciate each of the videos that were submitted from across the country,” said NSDC Chairman Neil McCormick. “It is rewarding to see students learning about special districts and the impact they have on communities. Congratulations to each of the scholarship recipients.”

Each of the winning video submissions is available for viewing on our website at