Romeo High School Wins 2019 Manufacturing Day Video Contest

Mt. Clemens, MI - Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel has announced students from Romeo High School as the winners of the Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) 2019 Student Video Challenge.

The contest, which coincided with the October 4 celebration of MFG Day in Macomb County, required participants to create a three minute video around the theme “Why students should get involved in Manufacturing Day.” It also asked for videos to highlight a MFG Day host site company, careers within that company and the overall student experience during the event.

“I am so impressed by these talented, young students,” said Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel. “All of the submissions offered a compelling message about manufacturing, its importance for our region and career possibilities within the field. I’m certain these videos will become great tools as we promote the industry and Manufacturing Day in the future.”

Seven videos were submitted by student teams for consideration in the MFG Day Video Challenge. All were reviewed by a panel of judges with experience in the film and video profession. The winner, a video produced by students from Romeo High School, received high marks for messaging, camera techniques, lighting, content, graphics and titles, editing and sound. The team featured the Romeo Ford Engine Plant as their video’s central focus and included interviews with company leaders and MFG Day attendees. It can be viewed in its entirety here.

As the winner of the MFG Day challenge, Romeo High School received the contest’s grand prize - $1,000 awarded to their school and $50 in prepaid credit cards for each student participant. Winning students include:

  • Karissa Billock 
  • Dustin Daniel
  • Luke Jackman
  • Lila Libby

Executive Hackel today presented the students with their prizes at the MISD CTE Breakfast. To access a high-res version of the check presentation to the students, click here. Pictured left to right: County Executive Mark A. Hackel; Karissa Billock; Lila Libby; Luke Jackman; Dustin Daniel; Stephany Harbison, teacher, Romeo High School; Michael DeVault, superintendent, MISD.

About MFG Day in Macomb County: Manufacturing Day is a national campaign designed to create awareness about the economic importance of the industry and the interesting and well-paying jobs it provides. Since 2014, more than 12,000 students have participated in Macomb County’s Manufacturing Day through the support of an active planning committee and the generosity of host sites and sponsors. In 2019 alone, nearly 2,400 students from 21 MISD school districts visited one of 60 host sites for a tour. For more information, visit