Created by: Paige Byrnes, Alexia Stewart, Abby Wisniewski, and Emma Wisniewski
Synopsis: In the short film “Leroy Allen,” a young girl asks her older sister to read her a book that she found titled: Leroy Allen. Leroy Allen is about a teenage boy named Leroy who goes missing. His friends Kimmy and Angela go looking for him, but end up finding much more.
Created by: Dafny Estupinan, Alec Mares, and Alexus Ortiz
Synopsis: “Papeles” is a film about the struggles and worries that Hispanics and Latinos in America have to constantly think about and worry about. This powerful film shows this from a different viewpoint.
Created by: Abygail Derks, Rylee Hewitt, Sophie Kehr, Valerie Saville
Synopsis: We created a documentary featuring the town of White Cloud, it’s history, and vision for it’s future. Many people think that White Cloud is just a small town with limited possibilities, but that is far from the truth. We interviewed commissioners, librarians, and even the mayor. White Cloud is full of amazing people. It may be small, but it has so much life.
First Place – OAISD Careerline Tech Center – “Polarized” – Allyson Rogers and Chad Watrous
Second Place – Spring Lake High School – “The Supporters” – Sam Negen
Third Place – Pentwater High School – “Felicidad” – Nicole Daniels, Meagan Grondsma, Haley Powers, and Lucas Quinteros
First Place – Ravenna High School – “Station 13” – Laine Rogers
Second Place – Artios Academies – “Itching for the Outdoors” – Clyde Kelly
Third Place – Whitehall High School – “A Sonnet for All Seasons,” “If,” and “What More Needs to be Said?” – Leeanna Burns
Honorable Mention – Reeths-Puffer High School – “Boxed Inside Myself,” “To Faith,” and “The Monster You Make of Us” – Sarah Huiber
Honorable Mention – Mason County Eastern High School – “Lucille” – Kathryn Nelson
First Place – Whitehall Home School Partnership – Piano solo of “The Cat and the Mouse” – Lydia Seaver
Second Place – Mona Shores High School – “The Girl in 14G” – Julia Uganski
Third Place – Grand Haven High School – Yoyo performance set to “The Buzz” and “We Will Rock You” – Gavin Hubner
First Place – Reeths-Puffer High School – “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Killer Queens featuring Cassidy Briggs, Ray Brock, Jaxton Carpenter, Anna Compton, Jonathan Krause, Madison Navoni, Laura Nolan, Brennan Norman, Gabby Peabody, Maddy Wentworth, and Jacob Westerhof
Second Place – Mona Shores High School – “Fire on Fire” – Madelyn Gleason, Carlie Shaw, and Matthew Yacoub
Third Place – Calvary Christian School – “Even If” – Living Sacrifice featuring Matthew Anderson, Luke Anhalt, Kaleigh Nesbitt, Kelsey Richards, David Osburn, and Zachary Zehr
Gary W. Ostrom Showstopper Award
Muskegon High School – Original rap entitled “Ignorant” – Donovan Sims
First Place – Reeths-Puffer High School – “Aged Emotions” – Cody Neinas
Second Place – Pentwater High School – “Boxes” – Meagan Grondsma
Third Place – Muskegon High School – “Glow-Vibe” – Kimberly Duncan
Honorable Mention – Mona Shores High School – “It Could Happen to You” – Benjamin Kendall
Honorable Mention – OAISD Careerline Tech Center – “What Cannot Be Wept” – Savannah Bachert
We have teamed up with The Gear Group to offer some additional merchandise to our Showcase Nominees and their families. You can check out the selection on our Showcase Storefront. We’ve got shirts, hoodies, jackets, and even a yard sign to show your support. A portion of proceeds goes to support the program.
Orders may be placed starting now through March 15th. Once all orders are collected, merchandise will be produced and shipped no later than April 1st.
All student nominees will receive a Showcase T-shirt free of charge.