SECAUCUS, N.J. - A student team from Maui High School was one of three finalists at the Panasonic Kid Witness News video competition. Their video titled "Behind the Beauty" was chosen among more than 50 schools across the United States, and the students were recognized at an awards ceremony at the Panasonic Corp. of North America headquarters in New Jersey on May 11.
This year's competition was based on the theme "The Environment." Each of the schools received a New Vision Award for their creative videos on environmental issues, including topics of recycling, toxic landfills, beach cleaning and the importance of ecosystems.
Finalists in the U.S. national competition receive a Panasonic Kid Witness News New Vision Award trophy, a banner to prominently hang in their school and a "Winners' Weekend," which includes an all-expenses-paid trip to the New York City area for the awards ceremony program and a day of seeing the sights in New York City.
Maui High School student videographers Aaron Lopez (from left), Michelle Gima, Victoria Gaxiola, Rachael Boretta, Tristan Pascual, digital media teacher Clint Gima and Panasonic Brand Marketing Manager Carol DiStaulo stand with their award at a ceremony at the Panasonic Corp. of North America headquarters on May 11.