Story+ Project

Appalachian Stories: Young Voices from Madison County, North Carolina


This Story+ project focused on empowering girls in Appalachia through digital storytelling.

Project Sponsor(s): 

Deborah Hicks-Rogoff, Social Science Research Institute, Founding Director PAGE Institute

Graduate Mentor(s): 

Summer Dunsmore, Duke MFA


Cameron Beach, Samia Noor, Nina Wilder


screenshot of PAGE instagram

This summer, PAGE girls created multimedia installations that honored the "past, present, and future" of two historic schools in Madison County - the Anderson-Rosenwald School and Laurel Elementary School. Through collaborating on teams composed of veteran PAGE girls and this year's college interns from UNC and Duke University, the installation teams incorporated digital filmmaking, photography, text, and sculpture into an immersive and interactive experience. 

Check out the website the PAGE Story+ students created to feature their on-site digital storytelling work:

Photo by Mikalah Creasman, a young PAGE photographer.


  • Women
  • Visual Media
  • Public Humanities
  • Documentary
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Education

Skills required

  • Audio & Video Editing
  • Collaborative Work
  • Interviewing & Oral History
  • Website Design
  • Working with Primary Sources & Archival Research
  • Writing & Editing