Celebrating Diversity




Chemical Bank
Celebrating Diversity Legacy Partner

Chemical Bank's goal is to actively participate in the communities where we live, work and play. Our commitment to the communities we serve is demonstrated through the financial support we give to local organizations and volunteer efforts.

Chemical Bank plays an active role in the financing of community development projects, while working closely with municipalities and school districts to provide quality banking services. We are devoted to being a good corporate citizen; our dedication to our customers and the communities we serve are genuine and very much at the heart of the values that our bank represents.

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2020 Calendar for High School Film Festival Competition

Early Registration Deadline
January 17, 2020

Final Submission Deadline
February 7, 2020

Judging Period
March-April 2020

Finalist Notification
April/May 2020

Festival Awards Event
May 30, 2020

 Helpful Tips

"Diversity (politics), the political and social policy of encouraging tolerance for people of different backgrounds."

" The term multiculturalism generally refers to a state of racial, cultural and ethnic diversity within the demographics of a specified place, usually at the scale of an organization such as a school, business, neighbourhood, city or nation."

Celebrating Diversity Winning Videos

PSA's Targeted for Grades 7-12

Winning Celebrating Diversity Entries 2019 High School Contest

First Place - Deep Down
Clayton Willis, Oxford High School

Second Place - Be Unique
Gabriela Ivonne Lopez-Salgado, Everett High School

Third Place - We Are
Anjel Alamo, Romeo High School

PSA's Targeted for Grades K-6

Winning Celebrating Diversity Entries 2019 High School Contest

First Place - Our Colorful World
Emily Halverson, Byron Center High School

Second Place - Cultivating The World
Caillie Prins, Careerline Tech Center

Third Place - What Makes You Unique
Noah VanderMyde, Byron Center High School

K-8 Classroom Contest Winning Videos

First Place - Wonderful World
St. Michael Parish School, Jean Simon

Second Place - Egg of a Different Color
Lakewood Middle School, Russ Miller

Third Place - Every Apple
Byron Center West Middle School Art & STEM Project, Janine Campbell

Judges Choice Award - Be Yourself
SAMS Video Productions, Marcia Sgriccia

Our Legacy Partners


Gerald R. Ford Foundation
Chemical Bank
Vander Laan Family Foundation
Van Singel