selectED – Movie about SEHS with focus on Whitney Young
You may recall I mentioned a documentary movie that was being made last year about the Selective Enrollment high school process and experience, focused on Whitney Young. The movie has been shown/accepted at several film festivals and is finally ready for viewing and will be shown at Young this upcoming week on Oct 19, 20, 21, and 22 (Mon – Thurs.)
The movie is very engaging and gives some great insight about the selective enrollment high school experience for a range of students. It is, of course, a unique way to learn more about Whitney Young and the administration and students as well as the competitive (and sometimes stressful) experience in being in a school full of very intelligent kids. There is true drama in the film and best of all, a rare chance to see one of the SEHS up close and personal.
FYI I am interviewed in the movie (and as a pointer, if you are ever going to be interviewed for a movie, brush your hair well and put on lipstick — this will be abundantly clear if you see me.)
Through the not-for-profit documentary selectED which combines unscripted programming and original music, we will tell the magical story of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School and its leaders, students, teachers and parents. SelectED will illustrate to the world the great things that are going on at Whitney Young. It takes the audience through a school that is a true melting pot, a unique environment that broadens and enhances students’ education, tolerance levels and world views. It shows what is possible when every student is on a level playing field where they can realize the school’s tradition of excellence.
We will reach people interested in education, diversity, excellence, community and more specifically, the magic which is Whitney M. Young Magnet High School.