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Notes: ACPS students get nod from C-SPAN for short human trafficking documentary

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Three Alexandria City High School Students got a nod from C-SPAN for their work on a short documentary about human trafficking.

Leo Dienstfrey, Lashelle Sakyi and Marisa Vidal got an “honorable mention” in the C-SPAN StudentCam competition for “Modern Day Slavery” — a five minute video about ongoing human trafficking issues.

Three other students, Gryphon Magnus, Mia Mervis, Ben Delnegro and Sarah McBurney, participated in the broadcast news category of the SkillsUSA’s television/media production competition, according to Issmar Ventura, a media relations specialist with Alexandria City Public Schools. The students placed first at the district level and second at the state level.

Modern Day Slavery, C-SPAN Video Competition Entry, 2022-2023 (image via Titan Media Alexandria/YouTube)

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