A senior at Delaware Hayes High School has won an all-expense paid trip to Hollywood after creating a public service announcement encouraging viewers to read the Constitution.
Grace Floring said that last June she entered the video in the “We The Future” contest put on by Constituting America, an organization dedicated to educate and inform Americans about the importance of the U.S. Constitution.
Floring’s video is one-minute long and briefly lays out why Americans should care about knowing the Constitution and the rights it guarantees.
“My main purpose was to promote awareness of the Constitution,” Floring said. “(It’s important) to know it and know your rights.”
Floring said she entered the video in the contest’s Best High School PSA category because she thought it would be fun and different to make a video instead of writing.
“I was tired of writing essays,” Floring joked Tuesday, “and I really like to make videos.”
Floring said her video was very simple and was shot on her cell phone and edited on her laptop. Floring added that she wrote the script and drew the pictures in the PSA herself.
After waiting more than seven months, Floring’s video was selected as the best in the category and she was awarded a $1,000 scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to Hollywood in May to attend the awards ceremony.
“I was so happy!” Floring said. She added that this is one of more than 35 scholarships she has applied to and the second she’s won. “I’m really excited to see all my efforts pay off.”
Floring said she will leave early in the morning on May 10 and return on May 12, inadvertently missing her last two days at Hayes.
“Thankfully my last exam is the day before I leave,” Floring said.
Floring said that after graduation she plans to attend Case Western Reserve to study aerospace engineering.
The video is titled “Constitute This!” and can be found on Constituting America’s Vimeo page.
Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.