NHS AND Meigs MS Named 2014 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! PSA Contest Finalists! They need Your Help To Win!

The 2014 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Public Service Announcement contest finalists have been announced on the Florida Department of Education Facebook page and Niceville High School AND Meigs Middle School have been selected one of the nine finalists. 

Students were asked to create a 26 second public service announcement that celebrates and promotes the importance of literacy in the state of Florida.  The contest is being held in conjunction with “Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!,” which will be held January 13-17, 2014.  The theme "Reading Accelerates Success" encourages students to connect literacy with all kinds of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  

Niceville HS and Meigs MS need your help to win!  The number of “likes” each finalist receives on their picture on the Florida Department of Education Facebook page will be considered when making the final selection of the first, second and third place winners. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014!  To view the finalist and cast your vote visit www.Facebook.com/educationfl.

Watch the PSA's from Niceville High School, Meigs Middle School, and the other finalists PSA's here:

JP Talty, Zachery Lawson, Rebekah Frisbee, Matthew Weas, and Timothy Collins created the Niceville HS video under the direction of teacher, Shane Sauer.  The Meigs MS video was produced by Kyle Kilgore, Logan Martin, Hailey Hongyee, Kalina Matos, Taylor Whisnor, Ethan Fekety, and Bethany Tisza under the direction of Principal, Lee Hale and Sponsor, Pamela Tisza..

As a finalists, Niceville HS and Meigs MS have been invited to attend the awards ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, January 16th, 2014.

Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

This year Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! (CLW) will be providing a unique experience to students throughout the state that will help to solidify the importance of literacy and its tie to STEM in the minds of students. CLW’s educational partners are joining the Just Read, Florida! to bring portable planetariums to elementary and middle schools so that students can sit under the stars and learn how reading relates to science and space technology.  Students will talk about constellations and their relationship to mythology, planets, space exploration, and bring it all back to the importance of literacy.

Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is an annual event during which students, teachers, administrators, parents and volunteers all celebrate the tremendous success Florida's students have accomplished over the past decade.  CLW also takes the opportunity during the week to encourage students to keep reading and improving their skills.

For more information on Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, visit http://www.justreadflorida.com/literacyweek.asp.

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Pictured above: Niceville High School

Pictured below: Meigs Middle School