Students to show documentaries Friday night at Wa-Hi


WALLA WALLA -- Students from Garrison and Pioneer middle schools who competed in a C-Span student documentary contest will present their works during a public showing Friday night at Walla Walla High School.

The students were tasked with creating documentaries around the themes of "A Challenge America Faces" or "A Strength America Has." Thirteen teams from Garrison and 17 teams from Pioneer participated.

Pioneer Explorers teacher Dan Calzaretta said students committed time out-of-class to get statistics and do research, while also writing narrative scripts to go with the videos. They also picked music, conducted interviews, and used a variety of camera skills.

The films will be shown Friday in Wa-Hi's auditorium from 4 to 8 p.m. in groups. More information is available at


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