"MUSIC AS MEDICINE"
Whitney High School
Students: Sarah Murphy and Savannah Hill
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
Why it Won: Our judges were impressed with the strong writing, editing and reporting in this story from Sarah Murphy and Savannah Hill at Whitney High School in Rockin, CA. There are wonderful small moments as b-roll and natural sound are allowed to "breathe" throughout the piece. The creative stand-up at the piano works because both the words and music help set the stage for the sound bite that follows. Ms. Murphy's strong voiceover, with just the right amount of inflection and professionalism, elevate this feature to award-worthy status. Judges also appreciated the sound used at the the beginning to draw us in, and the sound pop at the end, which provided the perfect closure to a very impressive story.
2017 Honor Roll
The following entries (in no particular order) were highly regarded by our judges from across the country, and should be congratulated on their excellence in storytelling.