Monday, May 09, 2011

P-G: Mt. Lebanon senior Tyler Anderson wins top prize in video contest for polio awareness

Tyler Anderson's video about a high school student writing a letter to her hero -- her grandfather who had been afflicted with polio -- won the $5,000 grand prize and a spot on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation website in a contest that aims to teach the younger generation about the crippling disease.

The Mt. Lebanon High School senior was one of 265 students who entered a total of 79 short movies in the "Take a Shot at Changing the World" viral video contest. They were asked to submit videos that connected the historical development of the Jonas Salk polio vaccine in Pittsburgh with current efforts to rid the world of polio.

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Anonymous David Brown said...

Here's the video.

May 09, 2011 2:37 AM  

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