CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston school has been honored in a nationwide contest encouraging students to create a visual representation of the word respect.
Liberty Hill Academy was recently recognized as the winner of the RESPECT competition, which is sponsored by Overcoming Obstacles, a life skills education course provider.
Students from all across the country took part in the competition. For their efforts, the school receives national recognition and a $1,000 award.
Students planned and recorded the music video, called "Respect Yourself" and includes a song written by a group of elementary, middle and high school students. Posters featured in the video were also created by the students. The video was recorded and directed by the school guidance counselor, Robin Woods, and the Media Center teacher assistant, Daryl Solee.
The students and staff worked together to learn how to lay music to a beat, count an eight count, edit a video, and shoot and combine scenes.
Performing the role as the lead singer is student Marcellus Lewis, supported by staff member Micah Brown. Other student cast members included Jakeil
Baskins, Kalin Singleton, Devonte Asby, Andre Singleton, Cameren Drake, Kamren Harris, Corey Wright, Robert Mosier and Trey-Von Drayton-Fabor.
Staff members participating in the video were Salondra Griggs, Rochelle Gadsden, Dominique Thompson, Elizabeth Gunther, Tara Singleton, Ellen
Morris and Emory Butler.
For more information on the contest, visit www.overcomingobstacles.org.