Will Patterson

Year Seven

Participants from all three middle schools in Champaign, IL investigate a subject of interest to them from an intergenerational perspective with the help of community members whom they interview and then edit those interviews into video stories with help from their mentor/teachers.


June 30, 2010

Nothing New Under The Sun

Mecca

Some may say that it's IMPOSSIBLE to learn a little history in under 5 minutes but,  in 4.5 minutes, Ella Coleman taught me a lot. She was very descriptive and told me about things that were so... different, that I went home and googled a few of them. Overall, I advise you to watching the un-cut footage because you get to see more of Mrs. Coleman's personality. I had a great time interviewing her and learning that there really is "Nothing new under the sun"...
- Mecca Muhammad<3


June 30, 2010

Still working….

Mecca

I did SO MUCH this year! Youth Media, VB manager, The musical, student council, Drama Club, 8th grade play and that's just a few. I missed a lot of YMW this year but, I mad3e up for it! I took time out of my Summer vacation so I can finish this project. I have done it all! Audio, scanning, cutting, transitions and slides. I even decided to go all out and use cartoon sketches. It was creative and something different! I so excited! well I still havea couple of things to finish so good bye!


June 08, 2010

Going Away To College

Cedric

Cedric, a 7th grade YMW participant from Franklin Middle School, interviewed Diane Nesbitt of Champaign about many things and settled on a story that focuses on her strong feelings about the importance of going away to college.

Ms. Diane Nesbitt was born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and is one of five children.  She was a member of the Douglass Center Drill Team in the 1960s and graduated from Tennessee State University in Nashville.  She was the first in her family to graduate from college.  As a teenager she was a member of St. Luke C.M.E. choir under the leadership of Willie T Summerville. She is a social worker by profession. 


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