Poly Wins Documentary Honors

Two Poly High School students earned third prize, and several of their classmates earned honorable mention in a national C-SPAN documentary contest.

As part of the National 2017 StudentCam Competition, students answered the question, “What is the most important issue for the new president and Congress to address in 2017?”

Poly students Lucy Nottonson and Heather Davis won third prize and will receive $750 for their documentary, “The Importance of Wetlands,” which discusses the importance of estuaries, the destruction taking place, and what the government needs to do to protect them.  The Bolsa Chica Wetlands, Los Cerritos Wetlands and the Aquarium of the Pacific are featured in the documentary.

Honorable mentions, who will receive a $250 prize, were achieved by Poly students Eric Hatch and Theo Lee for “Affordable Housing: The Solution to the Homelessness Crisis;” Peter Donovan, Zane Witter and Olivia Campos for “Atmosphere of Denial;” Elizabeth Requejo, Bailey Cervana and Megan Dines for “Underwater Noise Pollution;” Morgan King, Sophia Callan and Sydney Matas for “What’s the Catch?” and Jude McCarthy for “Plastic Ocean Pollution.”

View all winning documentaries.