Each year students enrolled in Design Technology submit entries in a variety of mediums to Joe Bornstein Arrive Alive Content. This contest is in its 19th year and open to high school seniors. Each submission is centered around the dangers of operating a motor vehicle. Over the course of the past 19 years they have received over 1,200 entries from more than 125 Maine high schools. Since 2015 Mid-Coast School of Technology has had nearly 40 different students submit an entry. Historically, Mid-Coast students have done well in this contest receiving awards from honorable mention to 1st place in categories ranging from bulletin board to video games.
This past year Design Technology seniors Isaiah Chase and Nathaniel Batty both submitted entries in the category of Video.
Isaiah’s video is an animation depicting a young person at a party and making decisions to participate in drinking and the perils of driving home. His efforts did not go unnoticed and he was awarded 1st place in the Video category.
Nathaniel’s video shows a pair of teens in a vehicle with the many easy ways someone can be distracted while driving. Due to the technical skill and the message within the video, Nathaniel earned 2nd place in the category of “Video.”