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Maine DHHS announces winner of kids COVID-19 video contest

The winners of Maine’s Kids COVID-19 Vaccination Video Contest and $50,000 come from Kennebunk...
The winners of Maine’s Kids COVID-19 Vaccination Video Contest and $50,000 come from Kennebunk High School.(Maine DHHS)
Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 5:04 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Some students at The New School, a private high school in Kennebunk, netted $50,000 as the winners of Maine’s Kids COVID-19 Vaccination Video Contest.

DHHS Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew kicked off the contest last month asking kids ages 5 to 17 to submit 30-second videos that they believed would encourage other children, along with their parents, to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

The second place winner, who got $25,000, is a home schooled student in Columbia. He chose Downeast Audubon as the non-profit to use the money for summer camp scholarships.

Third place and $10,000 was given out of Lincoln Middle School in Portland.

Schools can use the winnings to supplement school meals with healthy treats; purchase playground, classroom, gym, sports, or music equipment; enhance a special school activity; or support a school field trip for all students.

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