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“Decide to Strive — Not Hide” #CSforAR PSA Contest Winner

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Earlier this year, AETN was proud to partner with Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, AT&T, the Arkansas Department of Education and Acxiom to launch the #CSforAR student public service announcement pitch contest. (Learn more in AETN Education Producer Stephanie R. Lewis’ blog here.) And we had a spectacular time when the winners joined us in AETN studios to bring their script to life!

So what did the talented team of Pinnacle View Middle School students — Michelle Gong and Emma Brown — create? We’re glad that you asked!

This short PSA — designed to encourage girls and minorities to enroll in computer science classes — premiered at the Girls of Promise Coding Summit on Friday Dec. 8:

What great work! But that’s not all that you have to look forward to. As the statewide winner, this PSA will also be featured in Arkansas movie theaters beginning Friday, Dec. 15, ahead of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and will continue to run in theaters throughout the holiday break.

Watch for it in theaters near you, and learn more at