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Eastside Junior Places 3rd with Documentary

Eastside Junior Places 3rd with Documentary


Zoey Washington, a junior at Douglass and Eastside Tech

Zoey Washington, a junior at Eastside Technical Center and Frederick Douglass High School, placed third in the Central Division of C-SPAN’s StudentCam contest. Her entry, which earned a $750 prize, was titled “Balancing the Scales: Race and the Criminal Justice System.”

StudentCam is a national video documentary competition that encourages students in grades 6-12 to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. C-SPAN annually awards cash prizes totaling $100,000 to the student filmmakers of the top 150 documentaries. Since this is the 20th anniversary of the contest, C-SPAN added $50,000 in prizes for $150,000 altogether in 2024. This year’s theme was “Looking Forward while Considering the Past.”

Zoey, a third year Media Arts student, spent four months working on her documentary, which features interviews with Fayette Commonwealth Attorney Kimberly Baird and Fayette Court of Appeals Judge Pamela Goodwine.

Watch Zoey’s Documentary

Contact: Michelle Rauch, broadcasting teacher at Eastside