Student video named finalist

A video created by Kisa Clark and Michael “Woody” Woodruff has been selected as a finalist in a national competition.

The video, depicting activities during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at Missouri Southern, is one of four finalists in the North Carolina Campus Compact MLK Technology Challenge & Photo Contest.

“We split up on the actual day and went out and shot some of the day’s events on campus with the breakfast and reflection ceremony,” Clark, a senior mass communications major, said.

“We then went back and treated it like a story for Campus Update, which is our news show, and made a story about it,” she said.

The 5-minute video joins entries from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho and the University of Washington as finalists.

Voting is open until Feb. 28, and a winner will be announced March 2.

Woodruff, a junior mass communications major, said it was a “good honor.”

“I was real surprised to see we made the finals,” he said.

Clark said it was nice to receive recognition for the work on a national level.

“To be recognized at a bigger scale is always nice,” she said.

Judy Stiles, general manager of KGCS-TV, said she was very proud of the work done by Clark and Woodruff.

“When you look at the schools represented it shows they are in a fine class of a group of students,” she said.

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