School: Van Hoosen Middle school in Oakland Township
Hometown: Oakland Township, Mich.
- “Make The Play” is the third video contest that Ashley has entered and received special recognition for using video to tell stories in different ways. Her impressive knowledge in video production was learned at home, either from her father or by educating herself.
- When developing her video, Ashley wanted to convey her message in a way that entertained the audience, while presenting valuable information. In addition to Ashley, the actors in her video included her younger brother, one of his friends and even her Golden Retriever.
- A member of her school’s track team, Ashley also runs in community events throughout Michigan with her parents. Her mother and father are both marathon runners and Ashley plans on participating with them as soon as she is old enough to meet the age requirement of 16.
- Ashley believes that small changes can have a substantial, positive impact on an individual’s health and strived to communicate that through her video. She hopes her message encourages others to make adjustments to their daily routines makes a strong enough impact with voters to bring Matthew Stafford to her school.