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“Teen Voting Rights Challenge” Winners Announced

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) has announced the winners of “Teen Voting Rights Challenge” Student Video Contest. View a playlist of the winning entries here.

The winners are:

First Place:  “I Can’t Vote” by Julia Cote, Caroline Han, Cristina Perez, and Rachel Dasey, Needham High School

Second Place: “Why 16 year olds Should Vote: By the Facts” by Noah Kassis and Adeena Bromberg, Northampton High School

Third Place: “A Stronger Democracy” by Jacob Swenson, Sandwich High School

Honorable Mention:

“16-Year-Olds Don’t Need the Vote to Have Influence” by Adeline Van Buskirk, Hingham High School

“Why 16-Year-Olds Should Have the Right to Vote” by Ian Buchanan, Amherst Regional High School

“16 Year Olds – Let Them Vote!” by Ryan Arruda, Dartmouth High School

LWVMA invited Massachusetts high school students to create videos addressing the question “should 16-year-olds have the right to vote?” The winning entries were selected from a large group of entries from across the Commonwealth. A panel of judges scored each video on criteria including clarity of message, memorability, presentation, and creativity.  The winners will receive awards of $500 (first place); $250 (second place); $100 (third place); and $50 (honorable mention).

The contest was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts 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. Additional support for this program was provided by the Salem Five Charitable Foundation.