The leadership program offers students an opportunity to create a public service announcement (PSA) about organ, eye, and tissue donations while sharpening their research and communication skills, and competing for scholarships up to $500 per winning team member. Entries are judged by a panel of local professionals in a variety of fields and students are awarded certificates and prizes during an exciting film festival and graduation ceremony.
In the AM CTEC Video Production Class, 1st place was awarded to Jared Mayoral with this piece titled “Hope in our Community” and Jacob Tran was awarded 2nd place for “The Skater”.
In the PM CTEC Video Production Class, 1st place went to the team of Josiah Bunde, Samuel Perez, and Gracie Contreras for their PSA titled “Hero”. There was a tie for second place this year, so the judges honored two films with 2nd place! James Fulfer and Carlos Salazar earned 2nd place for their video, “JJ’s Legacy”, along with Madison Bow, Alison Solis and Svade Russell for their work on “Heart to Heart Conversations.”
JJ’s Legacy is a local nonprofit educating Kern County residents on the value and importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, increasing the number of registered donors, and offering compassionate support to donor and recipient families.