Bravo! to middle school students discussing literature and teens doing good in the community – Orange County Register

***Performing arts: Robert C. Fisler students were awarded prizes this summer for winning a contest requiring middle schoolers to film student-led literary discussion groups.

The Fullerton school won the Top Production award for its analysis of Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop for death;” the Best Middle School Ensemble Cast award for its production of Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House;” the Best Actress award, won by Gianne Veluz, for her discussion of John Green’s novel “The Fault in our Stars;” and the Best Actor award, won by Carson Kim, for his video about David Halberstam’s “The Fifties.”

Fisler teacher Elizabeth Ellison received a $500 Amazon gift card for classroom supplies.

“Seeing students so inspired and creative was the most gratifying part of this competition for me,” Robert Romano, CEO of contest sponsor StudySync, said in a release.

The national contest is in its fourth year.

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