Personnel Cabinet
Personnel Cabinet celebrates 13th Annual Governor’s Diversity Day across the state Gov. Beshear and Sec. Jackson announce Diversity Day Video Contest Winners

Press Release Date:  Thursday, May 06, 2010  
Contact Information:  Robin Hartman
502-564-6552
 


Kentucky Personnel Cabinet
Office of the Secretary

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Robin Hartman
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Personnel Cabinet celebrates 13th Annual Governor’s Diversity Day across the state Gov. Beshear and Sec. Jackson announce  Diversity Day Video Contest Winners

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 6, 2010) – The 13th Annual Governor’s Diversity Day is an opportunity for students across the Commonwealth to appreciate diversity.  Participating schools received a special video message from Gov. Beshear and Sec. Jackson today announcing the winners for the second annual Governor’s Diversity Day Video Project.

“I would like to commend the efforts of our young people in celebrating the diversity of their peers,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “As Kentucky prepares its next generation of leaders, we recognize that embracing our differences will allow us to develop the panoramic perspective needed to lead our state toward greater prosperity.”

In years past, the Personnel Cabinet presented Diversity Day as a day of cultural learning experiences and presentations held in Frankfort, which resulted in students traveling.  In an effort be more efficient, the cabinet transformed Diversity Day by asking students to write, direct, create and submit their own diversity video messages. Students and teachers were also provided a Diversity Day toolkit to assist schools in developing their very own Diversity Day activities.

This year’s video project theme is “diversity is everywhere.”  The video project winner is:
PLANO ELEMENTARY
“Diversity is Love at Plano”
Warren County Schools
Advisers: Vivienne Prasser, Susan Throneberry and Ashley Crowe
All videos were reviewed and the winner was selected by a panel of judges from the Personnel Cabinet.

“Congratulations to all the students and faculty who submitted entries into this year’s project,” said Sec. Nikki Jackson. “Today’s activities illustrate how creativity can provide a unique and new perspective on how diversity enhances our lives.”

To watch this year’s Diversity Day message, which includes the winning video, visit http://personnel.ky.gov/diversity/diversityday.htm.

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