Four Marion County High School students were recently recognized for their entry in the 2018 Better Business Bureau’s student video contest. MCHS students Nathaniel Essex, Marti Tungate, Cinthya Lopez, and Damon Bickett received second place in the statewide contest for their entry, titled “The Scam.”
“I didn’t really expect it to win, if I’m being honest. I knew it would do pretty well, but I didn’t expect it to be top three,” Bickett said, who was in charge of editing the video during post-production.
For finishing second in the contest, the students each received a certificate and a $250 check, splitting the $1,000 second-place prize.
“My favorite part of the project was the editing process,” Bickett added. “I do it for fun a lot, so to do it for a class, that makes the project a lot better since I’m doing something I enjoy doing on a regular basis.”
The students’ entry was selected out of over 70 entries submitted from across the state.
“I enjoyed being in the video and I liked the editing that we did,” Tungate said. “I didn’t expect to win anything, but I’m really glad we did.”
On November 1, three of the students -- Tungate, Lopez, and Bickett -- attended the BBB’s Torch Awards luncheon at the Olmsted in Louisville where they received their certificates and checks and the video was recognized.
“The ceremony was pretty cool,” Bickett said.”I liked how they showed our video.”
During the ceremony, the students were recognized individually as their video played.
“I like the experience -- the fancy setting and getting an award,” Tungate said.
The students created the video as a project in the Media and Marketing class at MCHS.
You can view the video below: