Austin, Texas – – A seventh grader from Austin took second place in the Middle School category in the Take Care of Texas video competition.
The video of Kealing Middle School student Daphne Hayes was selected from 12 finalists by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Commissioners, officers and representatives of the competition sponsor, Waste Management of Texas, Inc.
More than 200 students from Texas have submitted videos for the 2021 competition.
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The TCEQ hosts the annual video contest that encourages sixth through twelfth grade students across the state to grab their video cameras to produce fun and compelling 30-second videos showing how to get around the air and water Keeping Texas clean, reducing waste, and saving water and energy.
“This is one of the funniest days of the year,” said Charles Rivette, senior market planner at Waste Management, Inc. “We are proud and happy to be part of this student video competition.”
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For her video, Hayes won a GoPro HERO Black Deluxe camera package from Waste Management of Texas, Inc., which awarded GoPro camera packages to every middle school winner and scholarships to every high school winner.
San Antonio’s sixth grader Sofia Ramirez from STEM Academy in Nimitz took first place in the middle school category.
Click here to see all six winners. Click here to view the rules and eligibility for the competition, which is expected to reopen in Fall 2022.