Sunday, February 22, 2009

Film Festival

When we moved to Oregon 10 years ago (really??), we discovered they do things differently in the schools. Some good, some not-so-good. One of the things they do here in the high schools is what's known as a "senior project".

It kinda reminds me of a thesis. They have to choose a mentor, then they begin work on this project. At some point during their senior year, they must complete the project, including various documentation. Then at the end of the year, during "boards", they give an oral presentation of their project, including visuals.

Since Darci is interested in Drama, naturally her project would reflect that interest. Last week, Darci hosted her very own Film Festival. Somehow she coaxed several of her drama friends into putting together short movies (10 mins or less). Actually, I have a feeling it didn't take much coaxing..............

And, as a bonus, she charged an admission which was then donated to the drama department.

It was actually very entertaining. She associates with a very creative group of students. We weren't sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised with the results.

Next chapter........... The drama department is doing "A Midsummer Nights Dream" for their spring production. Darci plays the lead fairie.

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