Last month, Noble Network of Charter Schools partnered with City of Chicago officials and Facebook executives to host the finale event of the “My Community, My Voice” PSA design competition. This opportunity was designed as a way for Noble students to showcase their knowledge and creativity through designing a PSA that focused on the importance of online safety.

The competition received numerous entries from across the Noble Network and judges selected two top storyboards as the front runners in the competition, Muchin College Prep and Baker College prep. Throughout the development of the PSA, Noble students had the opportunity to speak with Facebook executives, graphic design animators, and voiceover professionals. The students of the winning PSA also had the opportunity to record the official voiceover used in the final PSA.

On Friday, December 7th the winning PSA was announced during a town hall event at Baker College Prep, located in the South Chicago neighborhood. Speakers at the event included Baker College Prep Principal, Mary Arrigo, Baker College Prep Assistant Principal, Sean Healy, former Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin, Global Safety Policy Programs Manager at Facebook, Nicole Sanders-Abbott, and Noble Network CEO, Constance Jones.

After several weeks of working on the PSA, Facebook revealed that the winner of the competition were the students at Baker College Prep. The winning PSA was played during the town hall event and all of the students who competed were congratulated for their outstanding achievements and rewarded with swag bags from Facebook, as well as 75 winning laptops for each school.

Check out the winning PSA below by Baker College Prep:

Congratulations again to all of the students who participated and be sure to check out the photo gallery below.

At Noble, we are college bound. As the largest charter public school network in Chicago, Noble’s high school program exposes our students to higher education options and guides them through the collegiate application process. Through college trips, college fairs, summer college immersion programs and required academic courses, Noble demystifies the college experience and shapes students’ beliefs and confidence about higher education.
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