By Lexi Coleman
Jami Coleman is a junior at Foley High School. She was recently in a short film on Lion Pride News called High School Drop Out. I asked her a bunch of questions about the short film and how it affected students.
Q.) What inspired Lion Pride News to create this film?
A.) Attendance is very important to us and to the school. We just wanted to raise awareness to students about the importance of attending school and how not attending school can lead to dropping out.
Can you explain your experience with filming this short piece?
Over all, I believe the experience was good and was very exciting. I’m glad that I got to express the consequences/actions of not attending school and how I got to define it in my own quirky yet predictable way.
Do you think that this short film has inspired student in Foley High School?
Yes, I really think so. Even though this film was a little comical, I believe that it inspires students to stay in school, to be more aware of school attendance policies, and to rethink their decisions about dropping out.
Did anybody tell you personally that this short film inspired them?
TONS of people in the halls told me how great my performance was and told me that it was really interesting. Teachers and students in the short film with me have also told me how great my performance was. I just felt so good after hearing all the wonderful things people said about the film and how I was a part of it.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I would actually. I like to thank everybody who was in the short film and helped edit it. Like…
and Mr.Lee, who said that anything is possible!