Wednesday, February 01, 2006

I'm ba-a-a-a-a-ck...and hurrah for Park!


I feel like I've been away from the Park School forever, but it's actually been only a matter of days....I was in Michigan doing a family thing, and boy: if you've never been to the farthest reaches of the Upper Peninsula, I recommend it. But not in January.

Tonight was the second annual Park Student Celebration, an event designed to acknowledge the extraordinary work -- creative, journalistic, and scholarly -- of many amazing Park students. We saw some terrific television (you gotta love that scene in Solarium with the dead guy on his cell phone), some great promos (I still love the ICTV walk-through), some hard-hitting news programming (not to mention the segment on Amanda Horning's big win on the Price is Right; it was so great to see her so excited), and some extraordinary documentaries (can you imagine what it's like to go to work every day and be a cow killer? and how about those border vigilantes? very.... weird).

I want to thank the faculty who took time out from their busy schedules to participate in the celebration: Doug Feaver, Kim Gregson, Scott Hamula, Meg Jamieson, Peter Johanns, Megan Roberts, Wenmouth Williams, and Patty Zimmerman. It's that kind of support for and involvement with students that makes the Park School the institution it is.

And Mike Potter got his $5,000 check for taking first place in the Cell Flix festival. He was feeling under the weather, but managed to drag himself out of bed long enough to stop by and pick up the prize. Now would be a good time to ask him to invest in that very special project you've been working on....or even to buy you lunch....


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