Special to The Bedford Citizen
The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) has announced the winners of its “YOUth Should Vote!” student video contest, part of LWVMA’s election 2016 statewide voter engagement campaign, and Bedford High School students Marko Deperalta and Allen Zhou took third place for their video “Our Right.”
An award ceremony to honor the winners will be held in the House of Representatives Members’ Lounge (3rd floor) at the Massachusetts State House in Boston at 11 a.m. on June 6, 2016.
“We are proud of all of the young people who shared their visions and messages through this contest,” said Jean Cherdack, president of LWVMA. “And we are proud that the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts provided them with a platform to make their voices heard.” More than 300 students participated in the competition.
The competition was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Citizen Education Fund, which supports programs designed to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in democracy and increase understanding of public policy issues.