Our Ohio – 2024

Sunday, April 14, 3:00 PM

WOUB’s Our Ohio documentary film project challenges high school students in our region to learn about and explore independent documentary film, Appalachian cultural identity, media literacy and multimedia storytelling. Throughout the course of the school year, students work with a WOUB news reporter and documentary filmmaker, and an Ohio University professor to learn how to create and submit their own short documentary films. The project gives young people the resources necessary to tell their own story and challenges them to think more deeply about what they want to say and the most effective way to say it.

In the second year of the project (2021-2022), WOUB worked with students at Logan High School, South Gallia High School, Alexander High School, Wellston High School and Meigs High School. 35 films were submitted for adjudication.

In the third year of the project (2022-2023), students from Wellston and Alexander High Schools participated in the project and submitted 35 films for adjudication.


The Ride of My Life
Director: Josslyn Vickers, Wellston High School, 4 min

Social Media
Director: Hannah Williams, Alexander High School, 2 min

Growing Up with Art
Director: Brianna Schickinger, Wellston High School, 3 min

The Art of Finding Yourself
Director: Hadly Fain, Wellston High School, 4 min

The Next Chapter
Director: Jenna Folden, Alexander High School, 6 min

Mariah’s Doc
Director: Mariah Clark, Alexander High School, 4 min

Appalachian Connections
Director: Chris Miles, Meigs High School, 4 min

Appalachian Art
Director: Jaiden Bell, Meigs High School, 5 min

Sullivan’s Doc
Director: Sullivan Potter, Wellston High School, 4 min

Director: Connor Moore, Alexander High School, 7 min