Video About Mining Helping Feed the Hungry

Updated: February 14, 2020 05:40 PM

Austin Shackman and Mason Kroll are into mining and mini movie-making. The two 8th graders from Virginia created a two-minute video focused on how mining makes a difference in our lives.


They submitted it to the Move Mining Next Gen contest, and won Best Overall!

"To win, we figured we had to do something creative. We wanted to do some special effects. So we thought, what if we made things in our everyday lives, disappear?" Mason told us. 

The video shows them using things like aluminum cans, a toaster, car, and microwave, and explains that mining makes those all possible. Then they show what happens when you take those things away!

The Best Overall recognition came with a $1000 prize. Mason and Austin split the money. Mason bought a drone with his. And he had $100 left over. 

"I decided I wanted to donate some money, and share it with the community. I thought about sharing it with my church. But then I figured if I donated it to the food pantry, then it would affect the entire community," Mason added.

So he went to Aldi's and bought 600 packages of ramen noodles. He's stocking them in the Little Free Food Pantry outside Hope Community Presbyterian Church. He's hoping others will give what they can.

"It seemed right, to share with people who don't have as much as you do," he said. The church is very proud of him.

To watch the video click on the link below, and select Team Steele Chicken. 

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