GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Before wrapping up their school year, NorthPointe Christian School students competed in an unusual contest: Who has the best idea of where to give $1,000?
The exact challenge: create a one-minute video explaining what you would do with $1,000 that would make a difference in impacting the world for Jesus Christ. The incentive: $1,000 in prize money.
Coined “Heart Prize 2014,” the contest motivated 46 NorthPointe Christian middle and high school students to step up to the challenge. Students passionately presented local, national and world causes to their fellow student body, inviting the school as a whole to consider needs outside themselves. Hundreds of views and votes poured in through the contest’s youtube channel, eventually narrowing down the entries to a top six.
One of the top six contestants was Tadesse Yasin.