Among the winners at the Cherokee Washington High "Films as Literature" class were, left to right, Alex Ryherd, Dustin Kraft and Alex Hammond, who won the 'Best Action' award for their film "Nightmare on Colony Street." Photo contributed
Each semester students at Washington High School in Cherokee are offered a class called "Films as Literature." In this class, students learn about film and how it plays a role in literature.
One of the requirements of the class for students is to produce, write, and film their own movie. Students this semester have really stepped up to the plate and made outstanding films.
At the end of the semester, students enrolled in the class vote and award Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Comedy, Best Action, Best Editing, and Best Actor and Actress honors.
Cory Bryant and Julie Miller took home the top acting awards in this semester's "Films as Literature" course at Cherokee Washington High School. Photo contributed
Jaylene De Vos, class instructor, says, "I am really proud of my students. The time and the creativity they put into these films should be applauded."
The awards for this semester went to the folllowing:
Best Editing--Nick Keith for "Beautiful Encounters"
Best Actor and Actress--Cory Bryant in "Mortal Pongbat" and Julie Miller in "Sneedle"
Best Picture and Best Screenplay--Nick Parker, Nolan Sampson, Cory Bryant, and Brock Benson--"Mortal Pongbat"
Best Screenplay and Best Comedy--Mikeala Sandahl, Julie Miller, Demi Dunn, Amanda Kohn--"Sneedle"
Nick Keith received the Best Editing award for the film "Beautiful Encounters" as part of the "Films as Literature" class at Cherokee Washington High. Photo contributed
Mikeala Sandahl, Julie Miller, Demi Dunn and Amanda Kohn won the Best Screenplay and Best Comedy award for their film "Sneedle" as part of Cherokee Washington High's "Films as Literature" class. Photo contributed
Best Action--Alex Ryherd, Dustin Kraft, Alex Hammond --"Nightmare on Colony Street"
Nick Parker, Nolan Sampson, Cory Bryant, and Brock Benson won "Best Picture and Best Screenplay" awards for their film "Mortal Pongbat" in Cherokee Washington High's "Films as Literature" class. Photo contributed [Click to enlarge]