Junior Leadership Durham graduating class
Junior Leadership Durham is a wonderful program that encourages high school students to gain self-confidence through trying new experiences, develop teamwork and leadership skills, and make friends from other schools. They meet regularly throughout the school year, working on exploratory projects and meeting community leaders and representatives of local government. I was invited by director Robin Odom to attend a special luncheon and got the chance to talk about the Durham Skywriter, “TV Skywriter,” and my other two ventures (DJ Piddipat and Piddipat Crafts). I (and three other guests) had fun fielding questions, serving as judges for creative presentations, and enjoying musical and literary performances. Twenty-six students participated this year, graduating in a special ceremony last month. Congratulations, all!
Click here for more info on Junior Leadership Durham.
‘Filmed in NC’ grant winners!
Wow! I’m astonished to have been one of 10 filmmakers chosen for a “Filmed in NC” grant by the Cucalorus Film Foundation (best known for their annual Cucalorus Festival in Wilmington). Seventy filmmakers from across the state vied for the opportunity to get some funding for upcoming projects. Funded by the NC Film Office and Artless Media, Filmed in NC grants are designed to encourage and help support original works by diverse artists.
Here are the filmmakers and their projects:
Here’s my first installment, which was included in my grant application:
Presenting the Berserkers
Lowe’s Grove Middle School’s very own Berserkers helped celebrate Creek Week with a special performance.
Let’s help our neighbors
Here are some local crowdfunding campaigns. Watch the videos, and if you can spare a few dollars, I’m sure that any of these projects would appreciate your financial support.
Click for more information about these campaigns:
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