First Lady Awards Students at Garrett Academy of Technology Students Receive $1,500 in Healthy SC School Video Contest

January 7, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC- January 7th, 2008 – First Lady Jenny Sanford will present the six creators of the runner-up video in the December Healthy SC School Video Contest with the cash prize of $1,500 on Tuesday, January 8th at 10 am at Garrett Academy of Technology (2731 Gordon Street, North Charleston).

The runner-up video The Coffin was created by Reginald Scott, Dasiree Manigault, Judson Butler, Clarissa Lesueu, Shar – keas Jones, and Courtney Button.
The students will share the prize of $1,500 that will be received in the form of cash or savings bond. The Garrett Academy of Technology will receive a $100 gift certificate to Wal-Mart.

Media interested in attending should report to the main office a few minutes before 10 am to obtain a visitor’s pass. For directions from your location, please contact Garrett Academy of Technology at (843) 745-7126.

The contest runs through January 31st, with video submissions accepted through January 23rd, 2008. Each month, the video in the #1 spot receives $3,500 cash and the runner up receives $1,500. Schools of the top two videos each also receive prizes. January is the final month of this contest which began November 1, 2007.

OurStage, the only purely democratic online competition where the fans decide who’s the best in emerging music, film and video, is hosting the contest on a special channel created solely for the Healthy SC School Video Contest. OurStage’s unique judging engine ensures that each piece is judged fairly by the viewers-no rigging and no cheating.

To view “The Coffin” and other videos visit

You can also link to this contest page at where you can access all the contest rules and where you can fill out an application to enter the contest.

A separate awards ceremony honoring the winner of the December Healthy SC School Video Contest, Danny Drescher of Greenville Fine Arts Center, will be held at a later date this month.

The Healthy SC Challenge is an outcome-based, cooperative effort aimed at encouraging individuals, communities and organizations across the state to show shared responsibility in developing innovative ways to improve the health of South Carolina’s citizens.

For more information about the Healthy SC Challenge, please visit , or call 803-737-4772.