Water-Oak Pride Student Video

Two local Watertown High School freshman have created a special video to foster pride in their hometown.

Called “Water-Oak Pride,” the two-minute clip shares special aspects about the town, set to video of the town’s beauty that the girls filmed this summer. The video, created by Cailin McGuire and Courtney Candee-Zubik, both of Girl Scout Troop 64209, is part of the two Scouts’ Silver Award project, which is the highest award a Cadette Scout may earn.

The girls began work on their project this past spring. Originally, the pair had planned to create a booklet about Watertown and Oakville for local youth. However, realizing that their generation is geared to visual images as they grow up in a digital age, they switched their plan of a print publication and instead created a video which can be shared on social media.

“Kids watch so many videos on YouTube, we figured this was a better to reach them instead of a booklet that would be harder to access,” Cailin McGuire said.

“We also thought that it could be shared on social media and that way more people would see it,” Courtney Candee-Zubik said.

The two Cadettes, who have grown up in Watertown, are promoting their video project via social media sites as well as flyers and the media. The girls also share additional information, as well as a link to the video on YouTube, via a special blog, WaterOakPride.blogspot.com. The pair also have a Facebook page, Water-Oak Pride.

Both hope that anyone who views it may learn something new about their hometown, and that everyone young and old will realize how special Watertown is.  The video features information on the start of the town, items made here, famous people who grew up here, and other facts.

To see the video, search “Water Oak Pride” on YouTube.com, or visit wateroakpride.blogspot.com for more information, or visit Water-Oak Pride

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Tuesday October 25th; WHS- The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a test that covers basic knowledge such as math and verbal skills, writing skills, and vocabulary. It is a required test for entrance into the military, but it can also be an indicator for general aptitude skills for other purposes. See Mrs. Robinson in guidance to sign up.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Thursday October 20th, 5-6:00 PM WHS Gym– Financial Aid/College Admissions NightFamilies of Juniors and Seniors come out to learn about the financial aid process and the FAFSA/CSS Profile from a financial aid professional.  Also hear from college admissions representatives about the admissions process.  You will have the opportunity ti attend our college/career fair immediately following the presentation. 

REMINDER for seniors:  The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available as of October 1st using your tax information from 2015.  Note: this much earlier than previous years.  Please login to www.fafsa.ed.gov to start your application- the earlier you apply, the more chances you have to be awarded with aid.

College Goal Sunday– a free workshop to help you complete the FAFSA.  Offered at Naugatuck Valley Community College on Sunday 10/23.  Register at http://www.collegegoalsundayct.org/

Scholarships- seniors please make sure you check the list of scholarships offered on Naviance- this list is updated frequently.  The local scholarship booklet will be available in March.