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Student Spotlight- September 2017

Each edition of  The Current, we will be featuring student work from across the campus. If you have a submission, please submit here.

Awake, a short film about a man who can’t sleep and wanders through the city, was selected for the Austin Film Festival. AFF is a national competition and Tyler Taliaferro (the director) is competing for the Best Young Filmmaker Award. Congratulations to the team who worked on the film- Tyler Taliaferro, Louisa Baldwin, and Lexie DeStefano. You can watch Awake on our school’s web series, Office Hours, Episode 8 at our Headwaters Student Films Youtube channel. And subscribe to get updates on more student films.


Guide Lorena Germán’s lesson on Immigration posed a question about justice and action for her students in her Middle School Social Justice class. Cecilia Bilbe and Delaney Post, 8th graders, have shared their research paper on “Understanding Latinx Immigration to the United States” with a deeper look into immigration issues:

“Eighteen percent of the United States population is Latinx, making the Latinx community our nation’s largest ethnic/racial minority. In 2016, there were about 57 million Latinxs in the U.S. The majority of the Latinx community in America comes from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic. Latinx immigrants come to the United States for many reasons. Many leave unsafe situations in their countries, and those that come without documentation, spend weeks or even months trying to reach the ‘Land of the Free.” Read more here.

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