Nicolet student wins video contest

May 2, 2011

Hailey Lundborg of Nicolet Area Technical College won the top prize in the Futuremakers Video Competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Lundborg, a graphic design and digital media student and Prentice resident, impressed the judges with stop-motion animation using coffee beans, among other things, to illustrate how creativity takes shape in “Nicolet’s 1,875 Photos.” Lundborg, who received the top prize of $2,500 for her efforts, was one of three students who received prizes at an awards luncheon Friday in La Crosse.

Jimi Shaw, a Western Technical College visual communications student from Richland Center, received the second place prize of $1,000 for his video, “Meant to Be.”  Shaw’s entry shares how he is learning the skills that will one day put his name in the credits of a feature film. “My hopes come closer to reality everyday,” he says of his technical college experience.

Jonathan Gatzke of Ripon, a student in the electro-mechanical technician program, earned the $500 third prize. Gatzke’s video shows his journey from a four-year degree through several years of temporary jobs, before returning to college, this time through Fox Valley Technical College. He explains how he balances school, work and family life.

Technical college students from throughout the state entered three-minute videos sharing their experiences at the technical colleges and how they are making their futures.

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