April 28, 2020
Cypress Ridge High School junior Jaden Williams, left, won the League of Women Voters-Cy-Fair 2020 CFISD Student PSA video contest. Participants produced a PSA to promote voting and encouraging voter participation.
April 28, 2020—Cypress Ridge High School junior Jaden Williams earned first place in the League of Women Voters-Cy-Fair 2020 CFISD Student PSA video contest.
Rounding out the top three finishers were Bridgeland High School seniors Jayln Haynes and Richard Grogg, who placed second, and Cypress Woods High School senior Zachary Stickle, who earned third place.
Bridgeland High School senior Jayln Haynes teamed with fellow senior Richard Grogg in placing second in the League of Women Voters-Cy-Fair 2020 CFISD Student PSA video contest.
Contest participants were tasked with producing a PSA to promote voting and encourage voter participation among 18- to 24-year-old voters. Each video’s purpose was to showcase the importance of voting and how each vote matters.
“We were trying to pique interest in voter participation but also when we go into the classrooms to register voters, we’ve shown them these videos from prior contests,” said Marlene Lobberecht, League of Women Voters-Cy-Fair chairwoman. “It gets them interested and helps them understand the importance of voting in that it’s a positive way to be involved.”
Judging on each entry was based on creativity (20 percent), message (60 percent) and technical quality (20 percent), with judges looking at originality and vision, clarity of message and clear audio and video among other topics.
Bridgeland High School senior Richard Grogg teamed with fellow senior Jayln Haynes to place second in the League of Women Voters-Cy-Fair 2020 CFISD Student PSA video contest.
In Williams’ winning entry, she opened the video by stating approximately 100 million eligible voters failed to participate in recent national elections.
“You may not think you have the time or your vote won’t make a difference, but it can,” she said. “One vote can change the country forever. Voting is power.”
She was followed by members of the Cypress Ridge community proclaiming that their votes and voices matter.
The top three winning entries can be seen on the League of Women Voters-Cy-Fair webpage.
Cypress Woods High School senior Zachary Stickle, left, earned third place in the League of Women Voters-Cy-Fair 2020 CFISD Student PSA video contest.