Oxford Area High School took home the Viewers Choice Award Wednesday evening in the inaugural What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? video contest for Chester and Delaware counties.

Created by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Allentown, PA in 2013, the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? contests excite students to explore cool manufacturing careers and produce profiles of companies. The contest’s objective is to change students’ perceptions about manufacturing careers. Teams of students and teacher coaches receive camera equipment, software, and professional guidance as they learn to script, record, and edit their video stories. Judges in each regional contest bestow a variety of awards, and each contest features an online vote for its Viewers Choice Award.

The flagship Lehigh Valley area contest is in its third year. An affiliated contest, titled Explore the New Manufacturing, also premiered this year in the Pittsburgh area. Online voting for all contests is held through the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? digital platform.

The Chester and Delaware contest included entries from seven teams and was produced by the Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties in Exton. Malvern Savings Bank was the contest’s Gold Sponsor. The contest’s year-end celebration took place Wednesday night on the campus of Penn State Great Valley.

The contest’s Outstanding Editing award was won by West Chester Henderson High School. The Outstanding Videography award was won by Phoenixville High School, and the Outstanding Cool award was won by Downingtown STEM Academy. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf provided a video greeting for the event to congratulate all seven teams.
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Patti VanCleave, Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties
Exton, PA, 610.321.8212