Shawnee Mission West Student Wins Statewide Video Contest

Andrew Tabb accepts an award in the Kansas Turnpike Authority video contest. He is joined by his teacher, principal, and KTA.
Shawnee Mission School District

Andrew Tabb, a senior at Shawnee Mission West High School, is the first-place winner in the statewide Kansas Turnpike Authority “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” video contest.

Tabb created a video encouraging drivers to avoid distracted driving. Click here to the video he created.

Recently, Amanda Miller, communications specialist from the Kansas Turnpike Authority stopped by Tabb’s video production class to recognize his prize-winning work. She said many of the competition entrants were completed by groups of students and Tabb’s video was especially noteworthy because it was a solo project. Click here to see a video of Tabb talking about his work.

She also presented him with a DJI Osmo video camera and won $500 for his video production class, taught by Kelly Gill.

Tabb said he hopes his work encourages people to remember to avoid all types of distracted driving. This is Tabb’s second time being honored in the “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” competition. In 2017, he earned second-place honors for a video he created about the importance of wearing a seatbelt.

 

Andrew Tabb accepts an award in the Kansas Turnpike Authority video contest. He is joined by his teacher, principal, and KTA.