Three recent graduates won the High School Award for Excellence -- called a student Emmy -- from the
"We are really proud of them," said Principal
The video received an award in the public service announcement category and an honorable mention in the director category. This is the first time the award has been given to students at a
The video, which is co-directed by Montalvo-Fulcar and Buie and stars Livent, follows a student who leaves class only to be chased through the hallways by his chair. It began as a project for their video production course.
The students decided to use stop motion animation, which Buie described as a sequence of still pictures that are put together to make a video. This was a challenge, but also added an element of fun because it was something new, he said.
"I love making things, being creative and putting things together for everyone," Buie said.
After the video was selected to appear on the
"When we won, it was very strong affirmation of the training [the students] received in a building that previously did not even have a school inside its corporate headquarters," Pfeffer said.
CPBN's partnership with the
Instructors and fellows teach students the basics of photography, ideography and cinematography said Gaestel, who guided the students in making "Attendance Matters."
The three were part of a class of 55 students who graduated from the
"It feels really great to help the students attain something like this award," Gaestel said. "It's very rewarding to help them complete a project and receive recognition for their efforts."
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