TOPEKA (WIBW) -- Hundreds of students converged on Capitol Plaza Hotel late last week for the Kansas Conference of Future Business Leaders of America. FBLA also offered competitions for the students in video production, including public service announcements and video trailers for "movies" the students could someday dream about producing.
Ralph Hipp and Topeka West's Corey Wilson judged the shorts, promoting their "movies" last Thursday morning and want to give a shout-out to the winners.
Among the 5 finalists, Marysville High took third place with its digital video team of Katie Scott and Greg Martin, and their mini-doc of a jock pursuing a relationship with a nerdy girl.
A very chilling trailer entitled "Gone" gave viewers a real visual experience of a teen who dies while texting and driving, and then attempts to figure where he's gone after the accident. It was produced by Scott Community's Karen Gonzalez and Judith Gutierrez.
The First Place winner is "Surviving High School" -- shot on school-issued iPads by the film team of Faith Tucking and Rose Wendling, who appeared in the film as Lucy and Tulip. Rose's sister also had a starring role.
All 3 of our Kansas teams will continue to edit and polish up their final products, as they take their entries to FBLA Nationals in Anaheim, California July 29th through July 2nd. Good luck to our Good Kids!