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Northley Students Win Educational Video Contest

This past fall, Northley 8th grade students participated in “What’s so Cool About Manufacturing” video contest sponsored by the Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties and CCIU.  Teams of 8th grade students from Chester and Delaware counties, led by teacher coaches, are provided with video equipment and instructional materials and matched with a local manufacturer. Teams had five months to create a video profile of their partner company and the career opportunities they offer, to answer the question “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?”

Northley Middle School was matched with Nielsen-Kellerman, a company that designs, manufactures and distributes rugged, waterproof environmental and sports performance instruments for active lifestyles and technical applications.  

During their visit to Nielsen-Kellerman in November, the students interviewed a Product Manager, Assembler, Software Engineer, Advertising Manager, and even the CEO of Nielsen-Kellerman, Ms. Alix James.  They were given an in-depth tour of the factory and saw just about how every product was assembled and then prepared for shipping. On their tour, students captured interesting up-close footage of machines and finished product with their Go Pro. 


Over the past few months, the students worked on the video, sifting through the footage they captured on their visit.  In the end they created a video that definitely captured the attention of the judges.  Northley’s video on Neilsen-Kellerman took first place for “Best Educational Video” beating out 14 other schools from across Delaware and Chester counties. 


Northley students along with their teacher leaders Renee DiPietro and Kathy Sculley were recognized at an award ceremony hosted by industry and education leaders, on April 4th at West Chester University.  The student members of the winning group are Levi Das, Jake Crowder, Patrick Gill, Tyler Milnes, and Steven Lawson.