Centennial High School’s Media Productions teacher, Mr. Ken Keene, and five of his Peoria Student Broadcasting Network (PSBN) students recently became the winners of the NewTek smart car HD mobile production vehicle contest.
The grand prize includes a 2010 smart car equipped with high-tech equipment the students plan to use to cover district sporting events. Keene and his PSBN students have planned a special reveal of the vehicle at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Centennial High School at 14388 N. 79th Avenue in Peoria.
The five seniors, Tim Litwiller, Yuriy Isparyan, Malik Farria, Jorge Flores and Isaac Keene submitted an essay which qualified them as a finalist in December and then submitted a video sharing why their school is the best, which ultimately won the national contest.
The award-winning video the students submitted which earned them the media production vehicle can be viewed at http://pages.newtek.com/smar-car-giveaway-finalists.html.
The Peoria Unified School District, located in the West Valley, serves more than 36,000 students in 32 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school. With ongoing open enrollment, the district boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate.
Peoria Unified is one of the largest unified school district’s in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. For more information, visit the district’s website, www.peoriaud.k12.az.us.
Any media who wish to attend this event are asked to RSVP to Peoria Unified Public Relations by calling 623-486-6100.
Editor’s Note: Photo attached. From left to right: Isaac Keene, Tim Litwiller, Yuriy Isparyan, Mr. Ken Keene. Not pictured: Malik Farria