Students Win College Scholarships for ACT High School Video Contest Entries

Posted May 30, 2013

Students Win College Scholarships for ACT High School Video Contest Entries

IOWA CITY, Iowa-ACT has announced the winners of its most recent high school video contest. The winners receive college scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000.

The winners are:

Category   Name School Location
What is the ACT? 1st Vincent Capuano Gateway High School Kissimmee, Fla.
2nd Austin Sanders Maquoketa High School Maquoketa, Iowa
Strategies for Taking the ACT 1st Corey McCrea West Genesee High School Camillus, N.Y.
2nd Edward Seitz Brother Rice High School Chicago, Ill.
Calculator Use on the ACT 1st Jordan Pin Pine Island High School Pine Island, Minn.
2nd Scott Svare Burnsville Senior High School Burnsville, Minn.

The winning videos were selected from entries submitted from students in 18 different states.

The two-minute or shorter videos were judged on overall content (50%), creativity (25%) and visual appeal (25%). ACT may use the winning videos to encourage high school students to plan and prepare for college and the ACT® college readiness assessment. To view the winning entries, visit

The first-place winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to apply to tuition and book costs at the college or university of their choice. The second-place winners will each receive a $500 scholarship. Contest entrants were 11th- and 12th-grade high school students who plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college in the next two years.

The students who won first place and a $1,000 scholarship provided details about their contest entries.

Vincent Capuano is about to complete his junior year at Gateway High School in Kissimmee, Florida. Capuano said he created his “What is the ACT?” video to help other students learn more about their options and to provide some tips for taking the assessment. He plans to study aerospace engineering; he hopes to study at Stanford University.

Corey McCrea, a junior at West Genesee High School in Camillus, New York, hopes to study film production and cinematography. For his entry, “Strategies for Taking the ACT,” McCrea created an entertaining list of preparation tips. McCrea said his goal was to create a program that was witty but informative.

Jordan Pin, a junior at Pine Island High School in Pine Island, Minnesota, chose the topic, “Top 5 Things Everyone Should Know About Calculators and the ACT,” partly because math is one of his favorite subjects. Pin’s sister costarred in the video covering key do’s and don’ts of calculator use during the ACT.