Your video must be between 1 and 3 minutes long. It should begin with you speaking the following words (feel free to paraphrase):
“My name is (first name) and I’m from (hometown and state). I’d like to introduce you to one of our Hometown Heroes”.
Your video should showcase a person (past or present) or a place that is significant to both you and your town. How you demonstrate that connection is up to you. More so than technical quality, we’re looking for personality, creativity, and emotion as you give us a little “tour” into your community back home.
The best way to think of some examples is to think about the various things you’re excited to see on your upcoming Academic Expedition: memorials, government buildings, grave sites, churches, colleges, military and political figures, founders and inventors, museums, battlefields, parks and performance arts venues. Now try to imagine, if you were to try to highlight the equivalent of these things in your home town, what person exemplifies the best of your town?