12-Time C-SPAN StudentCam Winning Program
Video production and yearbook is an elective option at the high school level. Students have the opportunity to learn basics of video editing, photography and more throughout this course. The class is responsible for creation of our annual yearbook as well as a regular newscast featuring Foothills news and events. Students have also partnered with many local businesses including University of Providence and the Children's Museum to create documentaries and promotional footage.
Annually, students participate in the C-SPAN documentary competition. Foothills students have won awards in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023!
In 2023, two of our teams earned recognition. Kimber Koteskey and Trinity Nicholson won a 2nd Prize in the Western Division and Anna Bauer earned a 3rd Prize.
In 2022, we had our highest finish ever when Zoe Gliko and Kimber Koteskey were a 1st Prize Winner in the Western Division. Three other Foothills teams were also recognized.
In 2021, all three of our teams were recognized for their entries including one who earned the highest finish ever for Foothills. Josiah Lehmann, Rafe Thompson & Ty Chattillon earned 2nd Prize in the West Division for their entry, "Defunding the Police: Is Reform Necessary." Their video will air on C-SPAN on April 2, 201. Samantha DeLange and Rilee Gervais earned Honorable Mention for their research on "The Dangers of the Internet and Social Media." Denae Johnson, Kassi Huston, and Samuel Mazaira also earned Honorable Mention for their video, "Discrimination: The Plague of Many Generations."
In 2020, Reese Broadbent, Paxton Lauver, and Alex Schuman won 3rd prize for their video "Simmering the 'Stir Pot' of America." Caed Melone and Vittoria Mendez were recognized with Honorable Mention for their video, "Agriculture and Climate Change: A 'Hot' Topic'."
In 2019, our first student group was recognized for C-SPAN Submissions. The trio of Raina Lindseth, Madison Johnson, and Kenzie Huston were recognized for their video, "Our Constitutional Rights: The 2nd Amendment." You can learn more about their award here.
You can check out all our winning videos, newscasts and other productions on our YouTube page.
Our class also hosts an annual Foothills Film Festival to screen student videos with our students and families!
If your business is in need of video production, contact Foothills at 452-5276 to explore partnership opportunities.