Local History Day Documentaries Head to State Competition
Three student members of the Community Media Center of the North Bay (CMCNB) recently participated in the 2012 Sonoma County History Day competition, and two were selected to advance to the state competition held on April 27-29, 2012 in Riverside, CA. Started in 1974, National History Day is a national competition that focuses on history and is open to students in grades 6 – 12.
As production members of CMCNB, Celssy Valencia, Gabriela Ardon, and Victor Manieri were able to use CMCNB facilities, edit suites, and equipment to complete their documentary projects. For this year’s theme “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History”, Celssy Valencia’s video documentary features Galileo Galilei, Gabriela Ardon’s project highlights the Feminist movement of the 60’s and 70’s, and Victor Manieri’s project focuses on “The Reaction of Nazi Propaganda in Germany from 1933-1945”.
Both Celssy Valencia’s and Victor Manieri’s documentaries won the competition at the Sonoma County level and will go on to compete in the state competition. Students and schools must raise $500.00 for each student to get to the state competition. All three videos will air soon on CMCNB’s “Community Media Channel” on Santa Rosa Comcast channel 26 and on the AT&T U-Verse system on channel 99 under Santa Rosa Community Channels. Check CMCNB’s website for listing details and updates at www.communitymedia.org.
In 2010 CMCNB production member and Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School student Stacey Olson was awarded “Outstanding State Project – State of California” for her National History Day video documentary “Artificial Satellites Open New Frontier” highlighting the history of artificial satellites. Like Celssy, Gabriela, and Victor, Stacey used CMCNB facilities and equipment to complete her award winning project. In 2011 CMCNB production members Celssy, Searsy, and Samantha won the Sonoma County 2011 History Day competition for their video documentaries on the “YMCA“ & “Mercy Otis Warren“.
The Community Media Center of the North Bay is a non-profit organization that provides tools, training, and community cable channel access to North Bay residents, non-profit organizations, educators, and local government departments. CMCNB channels offer non-commercial programming by, for, and about the people of Sonoma County and adjacent counties. To find locally produced video productions, news, our class schedule, program listings and more, check out CMC’s website www.communitymedia.org. For more information about National History Day, check out their websitewww.nationalhistoryday.org.