By Editor

Jan 21, 2024

OCSTA Short Video Contest Results

At the recent January 2024 Catholic Trustees Seminar in Toronto, OCSTA Vice President and Chair of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, Michael Bellmore, announced the winners of the annual OCSTA Short Video Contest for students in grades 4 – 12.

This year’s OCSTA Short Video Contest invited students to create a 2-minute video demonstrating how the scriptural quote inspiring this year’s Catholic Educatoin Week theme – We are Called to Love –  is reflected in how we treat and respect one another: “If we love one another, God lives in us” (1 John 4:12).

The Association received almost 100 outstanding submissions from across Ontario and from that body of submissions 32 made the short-list of qualifying videos that were published for public voting (view the short list and videos for elementary submisssions and secondary submissions). All Catholic District School Boards and those submitting videos were invited to participate in voting and encouraged to share and promote the opportunity for others to view and choose their favourite Catholic school video submission.

Following is the list of elementary and secondary school winners – including links to each video:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINNERS

1st Place: St. Mary CES, Niagara Catholic District School Board
https://youtu.be/RagkVC1qvI0?si=7tzpLUTH-4UKVwet

2nd Place: St. Clare of Assisi CES, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
https://youtu.be/1Ax8hHTR6UM?si=edc814IdLNAhV1HE

3rd Place: Holy Family Catholic School, Toronto Catholic District School Board
https://youtu.be/rEnktoyKQyE?si=7DcxAd_iik606XYf

SECONDARY SCHOOL WINNERS

1st Place: Francis Libermann Catholic High School, Toronto Catholic District School Board
https://youtu.be/zN8A-YnW-EE?si=b95LuGD1oAdsTpfa

2nd Place: St. Anne’s Catholic Secondary School, Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board
https://youtu.be/EEAqI_2wnhg?si=0TXQjhNyo9VoetXZ

3rd Place: Dante Alighieri Academy CSS, Toronto Catholic District School Board
https://youtu.be/I49Rd3aSpp4?si=BLVZ1SqA2rzFCYlX

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is the provincial voice for publicly funded Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents the interests of Catholic school boards that collectively educate approximately 550,000 students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

For more information, please contact:

Sharon McMillan, Director of Communications
Tel: 416-932-9460 ext. 232 – smcmillan@ocsta.on.ca

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