The Sturgeon Bay High School Audio/Visual Club rose to the challenge when the Wisconsin Association of School Boards issued the prompt “What is worth fighting for?” for the 2013 WASB Student Video Contest. High School Vocal Music Director and A/V Club Supervisor Justin Ranek says at first the 12 club members mentioned things like world peace, but then changed course.
Students began shooting footage at the Sturgeon Bay Farmers Market in October, and then took their video cameras to the shops on 3rd Avenue to talk to local business owners and managers. Ranek says he learned of their first place accomplishment early last week. The A/V Club’s video will be shown at a general session of the 92nd State Education Convention in Milwaukee on January 25 and the school district will receive a monetary award.
The A/V Club meets a few times each week and produces videos, members run the soundboard and lights in the school auditorium and enter videos in other competitions. Ranek says a few of the students even produce their own videos outside of the club to enter in competitions and have been successful.