A pair of School District 43 students are seeking online "likes" for their 60-second film entered in Virgin Radio's Fake Film Festival 2012.
Grade 5 Heritage Mountain student Tannis McKay and Grade 6 Banting Middle student Hannah Kulsky created a minute-long condensed version of The Smurfs movie to enter in the contest, along with help from their 13-year-old brothers.
They configured the set, hand-drew the characters and submitted the video.
According to Tannis, the hardest part was trying to figure out the most important points of the movie to include in the 60-second film.
To view the film and vote for the girls by clicking "like," visit http: //vancouver.virginradio.ca/FFF2012/view.aspx?postID=44990&am p;nsoc=1&CommentID=509543.
Videos can be rated until noon on Feb. 12. The grand prize is $10,000, and the People's Choice Award winner gets $1,000.
CELEBRATE FRENCH IMMERSION
French immersion students are getting ready to celebrate next week.
The governments of B.C. and the Yukon are recognizing Feb. 5 to 11 as French Immersion Celebration Week.
In B.C., more than 238,000 students are enrolled in French second language programs. Nearly eight per cent of B.C.'s students are in French immersion.
Canadian Parents for French will organize events across the province, with a focus on inclusion.
You don't need to speak French or be enrolled in immersion to enjoy the celebrations. For more information, visit www.cpf. bc.ca or contact Glyn Lewis at 778-329-9115 ext. 316 or email@example.com.
STUDENTS HELP FEED HOMELESS
Hope Lutheran Christian School students wrapped up their initiative to feed homeless people while the cold wet weather mat program was hosted by Calvary Baptist Church.
Grade 8 students were encouraged to participate in the program once per week in January as part of their training for their mission trip to New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island in May.
The students helped prepared and served hot meals after school and prepared bagged lunches for the next day.
Last week, Hope Lutheran students also showed their school spirit through Spirit Week, activities that included an Oreo Lick Race, Juice Slam 2012 and Amazing Race. As well, students helped at local camps and seniors' homes.
TEACHERS RAISE FUNDS FOR TRIP TO KENYA
Maillard Middle School will host a Zumba fitness fundraiser next week.
The event will raise funds for five teachers who are travelling to Africa for three weeks to complete several ongoing projects at their sister school in Shikokho, Kenya.
The Zumba class runs from 7 to 8 p.m. at 1300 Rochester Ave. in Coquitlam.
Tickets are by donation, with a requested minimum amount of $5 for participants aged 13 and older.
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU PLANS YOUTUBE CONTEST
B.C. high school students have the chance to showcase their ethics and compete for a scholarship offered by the Better Business Bureau.
For a chance at the Student Ethics Award, worth $2,250, students are asked to discuss everyday ethics online by posting short videos on Youtube.com.
This award aims to recognize students who demonstrate ethics through leadership, community ser-vice, personal integrity and academic history.
"Students are increasingly engaged in social media, and we think this will be a great platform for students to be creative and find ways to talk about the importance of ethics," said Lynda Pasacreta, president and CEO for the BBB serving Mainland B.C.
"2012 is the year of our BBB centennial, and the student ethics award is a great way to engage youth into being leaders and champions of ethics."
A panel of judges will choose one winner, and the award will be presented at the BBB's annual general meeting in May.
To enter, students must be in grade 11 or 12, be B.C. residents and attend a school within the region served by the BBB of Mainland B.C.
Applicants must plan to attend an accredited university or college in Canada or the United States.
The application deadline is March 5. For more information, visit http: // mbc.bbb.org/studentethicsaward.
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