Caring Scholarship 5th Runner Up – Madeline Grimes

5th Runner Up:

Madeline Grimes
Senior – Mathews High School
Animal Welfare League

First scene: Holding her father’s hand, 4-6 year old girl with rosy cheeks, wearing puffy winter jacket, colored pants, boots looks with quiet curiosity around a grey dog pound, indoors with chain link kennels. (Girl’s clothes should “pop” against background.) Some dogs are barking, camera focuses on a small puppy laying alone (Camera angle from left, puppy looks up to the right, focus on big, forlorn brown eyes). Never show father’s face, only little girl’s throughout entire public service announcement.

Second scene: (Camera view from behind) Girl and father walking on a sidewalk, girl bundled in puffy jacket, oversize winter hat, colorful scarf. Girl’s left arm stretched upward to hold father’s hand. Girl pauses and tugs father into store, still unknown to viewer.

Third scene: (Camera view from right) Girl energetically shops through pet store, smiling up at her father as she looks through dog food aisle.

(Camera view from front) Girl walks with a bounce, arms overflowing with small bags of dog food.

Fourth scene: Father and girl return to pound. While father hands over dog food to volunteer worker, girl walks slowly and absent-minded through aisle where dogs are housed, gazes at dogs barking and laying quietly on rugs/concrete. Suddenly, girl turns around to her father opening a kennel, puppy (camera focused on at the beginning of the public service announcement) bounding happily into the girl’s arms. Crouching down to meet the puppy, the girl smiles, laughs, and embraces the puppy.

As the screen fades to black, in white block letters: Compassion speaks volumes,

Words fade out, following words fade in: even to those with no voice.
Words fade out, following words fade in: Every act of kindness counts.
Words fade out, following words fade in: Please donate to your local shelter.
Words fade, display Animal Welfare League logo and Trumbull County location(s) to donate.

Screen fades to black.

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