School Encourages People to Vote on “Cut the Cord” Video Challenge November 25-29
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – November 25, 2019 – Bishop Kearney High School (BKHS) teams up with Greenlight Networks, Rochester’s fastest fiber-to-the-home Internet provider, on a student-run video contest that focuses on the growing trend toward video streaming. Today, the videos will be live at 8:30 a.m. on Greenlight Networks YouTube channel, www.YouTube.com/greenlightnetworks, where the public can “like” their favorite video until 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 29. Each “like” counts as one vote, the winner will be unveiled at a school assembly December 5.
In October, the houses within the Bishop Kearney House System, Avonmore, Bayern, Castlebar and O’Dea, were each assigned a specific generation and asked to create a “Cut the Cord” video highlighting each generation’s streaming benefits. Students were tasked with finding ways to simplify the cord cutting process to help their generation have more choices and save money. Avonmore House was assigned Gen Z, Bayern House was assigned Millennials, Castlebar House was assigned Generation X and O’Dea House was assigned Baby Boomers.
“We are elated to be able to give our students real-life, hands-on experiences with professionals from Greenlight in the fields of marketing and technology as we marry classroom theory to a professional experience,” said Bishop Kearney President Steve Salluzzo. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for our students and the Bishop Kearny community, and we are very much looking forward to seeing the students’ hard work come to life.”
“We are excited to partner with Bishop Kearney on a project that gives students a chance to focus on a real-life situation and look forward to seeing what they come up with to address this challenge,” said Greenlight CEO Mark Murphy. “The cord-cutting community is growing every day and is made up of viewers of all ages as millions of cable and satellite subscribers are moving to video streaming. Cord cutters need a reliable high-speed Internet connection which is why this project with Bishop Kearney is near and dear to our hearts. Greenlight’s fiber internet speeds are the best available in Rochester for streaming high-quality video across all the devices in a home.”
The competition requires Bishop Kearney students to utilize a wide range of skills including project management, content outline, script writing, acting, video production and editing. Students have been working closely the marketing team at Greenlight Networks throughout the project.
The number of “likes” each video receives will be factored into each overall score. Every house will present its video to a panel of judges at a school assembly on December 5th when the winning video will be announced. The judges include Steve Salluzzo, President of Bishop Kearney High School and Mark Murphy, CEO of Greenlight Networks. Sponsoring this project, Greenlight Networks will provide a food truck lunch from “Rob’s Kabobs,” owned by Bishop Kearney alumnus Robert Loncoa, for students in the winning House.
About Bishop Kearney High School: Bishop Kearney High School, a Golisano Education Partner (www.bkhs.org), is a private Roman Catholic, co-educational school located in Irondequoit, N.Y. The school currently educates students in grades six through twelve. It is nationally recognized for providing a quality college preparatory program in a values-based family environment.
About Greenlight Networks, LLC: Greenlight Networks is an ultra-high-speed, broadband service provider, offering residential and small business customers Internet speeds up to 2 Gigabit per second (2,000 Mbps). Based in Rochester, NY and founded in 2011, the company builds, owns and operates its fiber-optic networks to provide amazingly fast Internet connections to its customers. For more information on the company, or to sign-up for service, please visit GreenlightNetworks.com or find it on Facebook.com/GreenlightNetworks, and @GreenlightFiber on Twitter.