Students’ style could lead to scholarship
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Nov 04, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Students’ style could lead to scholarship

Ottawa East News

Holy Trinity Catholic High School students are hoping their style can help them nab a university scholarship.

Lisa Pivato’s Grade 11 French immersion class created a spoof of the hit song Gangnam Style by South Korean pop singer Psy. The Kanata school’s entry, titled Holy Trinity Style, was entered in the University of Ottawa’s video contest to find the best French class in the province.

“Our teacher brought up the U of O contest,” said Victor Borba, a student in Pivato’s class. “I had the idea to make a remake of Gangnam Style; some people in the class never had seen it before. The class watched it and loved it, and that’s where it all started.”

Victor, 16, recorded, mixed, co-directed and edited the video. The entire class collaborated on the French lyrics. The students sing about how they are the best French class because they respect everyone, work together, have lots of enthusiasm, and help others find their place at the high school.

“The whole class worked together for the organization and ideas… (And) collaboratively wrote the lyrics,” said Victor, who lives in Bridlewood. “I had the most fun doing this project than any other project I ever had to do for school.”

The video, which Victor posted on his YouTube channel, has been viewed more than 21,300 times.

“I think we have a very good chance of winning. We’ve had a lot of positive attention so far, so we hope that the people running the contest will feel the same,” he said.

Each student in Pivato’s class could win a $2,000 scholarship to the University of Ottawa if they place first in the competition.

Students in the four runner-up videos will be offered a $1,000 scholarship to the university.

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