NHS Film brings home UIL gold medal
By BARBARA GREEN
Nocona High School’s film program took the championship gold medal for its narrative film “I Will Rise” at Wednesday’s University Interscholastic League’ Young Filmmakers Festival in Austin.
This was the sixth year in a row for NHS Film to place in the state’s top student films and the seventh to make the state finals. Previously the students earned the top awards in animation, but this was the first time for a narrative.
The film program will show its two UIL films, “I Will Rise,” and “Prodito,” which made the narrative semi-finals for the top 12 in the state, in a program at 7 p.m. on March 6 in the high school auditorium.
This free evening will include showings of some past UIL films by the team, plus the new ones along with celebrating the graduating film students.
NHS Film has received a second, third and fourth place finish in the finals for narrative in previous finals, but this was the title Norman has wanted since the festival started.
In 2019 “Numb,” took second; 2021, “Showtime” took third; 2022 “The Stranger” took fourth and this year “I Will Rise” took first.
“Narrative is my passion and the state championship title means a lot. It’s a milestone in the Nocona film program’s legacy. The students were so excited to finally be validated on what we felt was the place we deserved,” explains the teacher.
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Graduates sing the Alphabet Song.
5 county schools graduate Friday night
Five Montague County high schools will host graduation ceremonies on May 26 as seniors walk across the stage or field to receive their diplomas.
In today’s Bowie News see the 2023 Graduation Keepsake section that features seniors from all the county high schools and Bellevue.
Meet the valedictorians and salutatorians of Bowie, Gold-Burg, Forestburg, Nocona and Saint Jo.
Jackrabbit Stadium will be the site of graduation at 8 p.m. Coach Gerald Cawelti will be the guest speaker selected by the senior class.
Meet all the valedictorians and salutatorians in the mid-week Bowie News.
Bowie Pool Splash Day Saturday
Splash Day for the City of Bowie Pool at Pelham Park will be 1-6 p.m. on May 27 where families can swim free.
The new pool hours will be: Noon to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday and 1-6 p.m. on Saturday. It is closed on Sunday.
Swim lessons are planned for June and July and will be announced.
Water aerobics begins June 5 and will be 6-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Cost is $2 a person per night. The pool will be closed on Memorial Day and on July 4.
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