Faculty, staff and students at Seguin High School strive to show that their campus and their city are changing for the better.

The journalism students talked with students across the campus to create a video highlighting a cultural shift at the high school. The production allowed students to discuss the winning culture they experience and take part in on a daily basis.

This culture permeates their individual daily lives and they can see it in others around the school, students said in the video. Producers of the short film said Principal Hector Esquivel asked them to put it together so he could air it for the school board.

Upon watching the video, SISD Superintendent Matthew Gutierrez apparently was so impressed he wanted the clip to go beyond the local community and be a tool to show the surrounding cities, and the entire state, just what being a Matador means.

“We created the video for Dr. Esquivel and after the school board saw it, (Superintendent) Dr. (Matthew) Gutierrez suggested we enter it into the TASB contest,” said Lizz Pumphrey, the teacher and advisor who helped the students shoot the video and enter it into the contest.

The student video won first place, along with a $5,000 cash prize, for showing the state what we around here already know — Seguin Matadors are winners.

It’s that way of thinking that spreads positivity beyond the campus walls and out into the community. It’s exactly what can change the mindset of all who look at the district and the city and realize that we are all winners.

Our Voice is the opinion of the editorial board of the Seguin Gazette.

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