Westside Student Wins National Video Award
Ramya Iyer, a freshman at Westside High School, has won first place in the Advancing Women and Girls category of Population Connection’s “World of 7 Billion” [mrss-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com] student video contest. Her video was about ending child marriage. 5,000 participants around the globe submitted entries.
Ramya was struck by the fact that over 1 billion women will have been child brides by 2050. The four faceless girls in her film represent the many millions of girls married off before age 18 worldwide and to accurately portray them, Ramya studied the cultures and proper dress of child brides from different countries. All of the visuals in her film, graphics and animation alike, are original. Her video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTb4V3JFSls [mrss-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com]
Ramya is supported by current and former Westside teachers, including Westside Middle School educator Kristen Job, and Westside High School journalism teacher Jerred Zegelis.