Villages Charter School student a finalist in video scholarship competition

Villages Charter High School student Brittany Poll is one of 12 finalists in the National Coalition Against Censorship film contest.

Brittany Poll
Brittany Poll

Poll is currently a senior and is in the Graphics Arts Academy. She was accepted to all four colleges she applied to, including her top choice: Ringling College of Art & Design.

This August, the Buffalo student will attend Ringling, where she will major in film.

“She is also an incredible artist, so she will be taking art classes there as well,” said her mother, Barbara Mercer-Poll.

Poll also volunteers at the Primary Center Aftercare Program. On top of that, she works at Target, so that the money could go toward financing her college education.

After browsing through scholarship websites, Poll entered in the National Coalition Against Censorship 13th Annual Youth Free Expression Film Contest.

Her video, “Censorship Sucks,” earned her a spot in the top 12 entries across the country.

A panel of judges will evaluate and choose from the twelve, however people can vote to pick the People’s Choice.

The People’s Choice winner will receive a cash prize.

To view and vote for Poll’s video, click here. Voting ends April 10.