Annalie Gilbert Keith ’18 and Bri Rooks ’18 at the Massachusetts State House.

Gabrielle (Bri) Rooks ’18 and Annalie Gilbert Keith ’18 traveled to the Massachusetts State House in Boston on June 5, 2018 to attend the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) ceremony to honor winners of a high school video contest, “Get In the Game and Vote!”

Stoneleigh-Burnham School received an Honorable Mention the contest, which  is part of LWVMA’s election 2018 statewide voter engagement initiative. View the video here.

“We got see other students’ videos and learned more about the importance of encouraging people to vote,” Rooks said. “All the students that helped me make this video were presented with a certificate. We also got to meet Senator Jamie Eldridge. It was an incredible experience and I encourage students to do this next year.”

To help get out the vote for the 2018 Massachusetts elections, the League invited Massachusetts high school students to create 30-second public service announcements encouraging eligible voters to register and turn out at the polls.

The SBS video was created by Rooks and Gilbert Keith, along with Ira Hysi ’20, To’Landa Torres ‘18, Maria José Campos ’20, Clara Richardson-Omamo ’18, Frannie Joseph ’18, Lillian Ying ’18, and ElizabethLaValley ’18. The contest was sponsored by the LWVMA Citizen Education Fund, which supports programs designed to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in democracy and increase understanding of public policy issues. Read more about the contest and winners on the LWVMA website.