S-GI Middle School teams win video contest
A documentary by Caitlin Bruscia and Sarah Gorski, featuring human rights defender Asma Jahangir of Pakistan, was awarded first place in the middle school category. The girls received a $150 savings bond and an autographed copy of Kerry Kennedy’s book “Speak Truth to Power.”
Jaycee Miller and Samantha Reese were awarded third place in the middle school category for their video depicting Natasa Kandic of Serbia on the issues of human rights in times of war. They received a $50 savings bond and an autographed book.
Thirteen videos produced by 37 S-GI students also received honorable mentions in the contest.
The social studies classes led by Drew Beiter and Joseph Karb had gathered on March 27 for a videoconference with Robert F. Kennedy Center Director John Heffernan, who told the students, “The [video contest] brings greater awareness to this curriculum that is not mandated in our schools. We hope to expand the contest nationally and internationally and see human rights taught more broadly all over the world.”
To view the two winning student videos, visit www.speaktruthvideo.com/2012-winner.html.