Waterford Kettering High School’s video production class is competing against students from across the state in the Ford Focus on Schools contest, where groups of students create their own videos promoting the Ford Focus.
Kettering’s video class, which just finished its first year, created a video called “Redefining a Classic,” which includes shots inside a 1950s diner and the recreation of a “Grease” style drag race.
The students said they wanted to highlight the car while also showing their creativity.
“We were asked in May to be a part of this project. It has local high schools pair up with a local Ford dealer,” said Jesse McLean, who teaches the class at Kettering. “The students did a fantastic job and came up with the concept. Suburban Ford of Waterford (provided) us a Focus.”
The video students that participated were Christian Kettenbeil, Darin Wiltse, Brittney Antonelli, Liz Rosalez, Matthias Rehling, David Corlett, Chris Polidan and Cam Schultz. Language arts student Cory Pavle also participated.
Votes are now being taken online at fordfocusonschools.com, with the top 10 videos receiving cash prizes. McLean said the Kettering students’ video is currently in fifth-place and that voting ends on Friday, July 15.