Uptown Funk? NO! Mid-Pen Funk!
Mid-Peninsula High School was awarded a Bronze Circle of Excellence Award for its self-produced video, Mid-Pen Funk! Given by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the award recognizes outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising, and marketing.
Mid-Pen received the Circle of Excellence Award in the category of "Video on a Shoestring." Each spring, Mid-Pen holds a party at the school to say thank you to our volunteers and leadership donors for the year. Rather than giving out the usual school swag, students, faculty, and staff created this video, a riff on Bruno Mars’s popular song “Uptown Funk,” to show their appreciation to its donors and volunteers and to highlight the creativity and quirkiness of our school community.
CASE judges noted that "Mid-Pen Fun was "a true-to-form, made with iPhones, Thank You video. Fun and humorous and appropriate for high school audiences."
“These awards demonstrate our members’ success in advancing their institutions through their remarkable and varied work across all advancement disciplines,” says Sue Cunningham, CASE President & CEO. “The CASE Circle of Excellence Awards demonstrate creativity and strategy. They are a great source of inspiration and ideas for your own institutions. Congratulations to all the Circle of Excellence award recipients. Not only are you being celebrated for excellence, your work engages important communities in the life of your campuses and institutions, advancing education to transform lives and society.”
Congrats to our always awesome Mid-Pen Dragon students and staff for this funky fun video!