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Black Hills State University students Matt Kapust and Randal Iverson have an entry in the U.S. News “Why my School Rocks” video contest. The ten school videos with the most views go on to the finalist round and are in the running for the grand prize.
Black Hills State University students Matt Kapust, from Casper, Wyo., and Randal Iverson, from Rhame, N.D., have an entry in the U.S. News “Why my School Rocks” video contest.

The two sophomore mass communication students collaborated on the video project about BHSU which includes comments from several current students and footage of the campus. Deborah Iverson, a senior theatre student from Bowman, N.D., appears throughout the video. 

Steve Babbitt, BHSU photography professor, says the students approached him about a month ago with the idea of producing a video for the contest.

“The video is edgy, fun, funny, and student oriented. It is clear these two gentlemen are proud of their school,” Babbitt says. “They posted it to YouTube this week and the idea is for as many people to view it as possible. The ten school videos with the most views go on to the finalist round and are in the running for the grand prize.”

The competition ends Oct.31st. View the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ovzdNWqmdA.

The students, who are both taking a video production class this semester, say creating the video was an excellent learning opportunity which also gave them renewed appreciation for the University. In addition to being in the national contest, the project will also serve as one of their class projects.

Check out the Youtube video about BHSU