El Paso student becomes finalist in state environmental video contest

Education

One student from the Sun City is using her video-making skills to encourage keeping Texas environmentally clean.

Pebble Hills High School Senior Dominique Barraza is one of six state finalists in the ‘Take Care of Texas Video Contest’.

In Barraza’s 30-second video, she introduced a new hero, ‘Eco-Boy’. 

“The superhero is a kid because they usually say that we learn a lot from kids,” she said.

The video consists of Eco-Boy performing small acts that keep the area cleaner. It’s setting an example and Pebble Hills High School Senior, Mark Lopez, says the video calls for accountability.

“The world doesn’t revolve around us and we should be taking care of it, and Dominique did a great job of showing everyone that taking care of Texas is something we should all care about.”

Barraza is the only finalist from the Borderland. The contest isn’t over yet and first place is not out of the question, but the local contestant already feels like a winner.

“Now that I know that there’s actually jobs out there that involve all this, it’s really great knowing that I will do something that I like.”

The winner of the competition will receive a $2,500 scholarship. 

To win the contest, Barraza will need to secure the most votes for her video.

You can vote here: http://takecareoftexas.org/teens/vote-your-favorite-video-2019?v=share

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