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ESUMS Student Film Has Earned White House Praise

Student at ESUMS High School, the Engineering and Science University Magnet School, recently got the word that their film, “A Child’s Story,” received honorable mention in the first ever White House Film Festival.

The competition challenges kids nationwide to create a short film about how their school uses technology in the classroom to enrich their education. ESUMS Juniors Nash Khari, Nasz Johnson, and Jordan Konan collaborated on the project over a four day shooting and editing schedule.

“We chose to do this type of story because it has everything to do with “STEM”, science, technology, engineering and math, which is what the White House challenge was looking for,” said Jordan Konan.

The ESUMS entry was one of about 2,500 films submitted across the country.

Leon Tynes, the school’s Technology Instructor said of his students, “What was unique about their video, they showed you the engineering process which is what we do here at the school.”

The students say they look forward to their senior year when they plan on entering the White House Film Festival again, to view their video click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_zxdFMVUXQ

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