• By Mercedes C Parham
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018

MCSD Students Place at Georgia Movie Academy Competition


Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036

Columbus, GA- The Georgia Movie Academy (GMA), an annual digital storytelling competition sponsored by the Educational Technology Center at Chattahoochee-Flint RESA, has announced its 2018 winners. There were 53 teams, in this year's competition, representing the work of more than 300 students throughout South Georgia. The Muscogee County School District was represented with 17 teams. Four of those teams placed in the competition.


Project Name




Best Picture
6-8 Division

“A Case for More Drama in Middle School”

Midland Middle School

Cameron Dodson
Riley Ellenburg
Ashley Gardner
Alexis Hearn
Samantha Saxon
Travis Torres
Jeremy Veloza
Joshua Wimberly

Katie Harrell,
Jason Thorne, and Katti Waller

1st Runner Up
6-8 Division

“Connect For a Case”

Aaron Cohn Middle School

Kerwin Cannon
Keaton Cudd
Maggie Goodpaster
Rihyona Robinson Kendall Simmons
A’abia Soomro
Leah Cudd and Ginger Maness

2nd Runner Up

6-8 Division

“Connecting Without Connection”

Midland Middle School

Calvin Williams
Carly Couldridge
Bryan Davila
Nathan Singh
Synai Benning-Weeks
Landan Rose
Carsyn Williams
Kymber McLendon

Lorrie Lix and Cynthia Henderson

2nd Runner Up

9-12 Division

“Lost Connection”

Shaw High School

Garrek Fuller
Alexandra Hunter Marquise Jones
Hannah London
Carla Narvaez
Matt Olson
Anna Miller

The GMA competition recognizes student work in the area of video production and storytelling. This project-based learning opportunity allows students to work in teams to produce a theme-based, standards-based, three minute video on a topic of their choice. The selection of winning movies can viewed online at: http://www.georgiamovieacademy.org/movies.html.

The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.