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EASTCONN Students Earn Top Prize at 2019 EAMA Film Festival

Students from EASTCONN’s Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) regional magnet high school won the Best Overall Video Award and the 2nd Place Viewer’s Choice Award at the 2019 EAMA Video Challenge and Film Festival.

Sponsored by Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA), the goal of the video challenge was to educate students on career opportunities in manufacturing and to provide information on the skills required to be successful in the manufacturing field. 

To create their winning entry using the theme “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?”, students from QMC’s Innovations of Manufacturing class partnered with SPIROL International Corporation, based in Killingly.

Ten high school teams from eastern Connecticut submitted student-produced videos to the competition.

The film festival, hosted by EAMA, took place May 1st at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, where the videos were screened by a panel of judges from the manufacturing, education and video production industries. 

The winners of the Best Overall Video received a trophy assembled from component parts of each of the participating manufacturers. Like hockey’s Stanley Cup, this unique EAMA award trophy travels from winner to winner each year. QMC students will have custody of the trophy until next year’s winner is named.

View the videos on the EAMA website at http://eamainc.com and click on the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” graphic.

EAMA video winners included: Best Overall Video Award: Quinebaug Middle College & Spirol; Outstanding Videography Award: RHAM High School & Airgas; Best Narration Award: Woodstock Academy & Linemaster Switch; Outstanding Educational Value Award: Norwich Free Academy & Jaypro; Most Creative Award: Woodstock Academy & Linemaster Switch.

EAMA Viewer’s Choice Awards: 1st Place, Plainfield High & Westminster Tool; 2nd Place, Quinebaug Middle College & Spirol; 3rd Place, Windham High & Incord.

Quinebaug Middle College is a public, magnet high school administered by EASTCONN. Visit www.eastconn.org/QMC to learn more about QMC. EASTCONN is a public, non-profit Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980. Learn more at www.eastconn.org.



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