NEW YORK, NY – The video was only 30-seconds long, but its impact will be felt for much longer than that. Oscar Anzora, with the help of a few classmates from Truman’s Media Program, created a video project for the Get Reel With Your Dreams scholarship competition. His video, which addressed the topic of racial bias, was selected as the first-place winner among dozens of entries from across the tristate region.
“I am so proud of Oscar and his team,” said Media teacher Mr. David Roush. “It’s really a testament to how hard these students work and the dedication they have to getting their message out using video.”
The award was announced at a ceremony in the ABC Television studios of “Live with Kelly and Michael” in June. The PSA video is featured on the ABC 7 Eyewitness News Website, and will also be shown on video screens in the back of New York City taxi cabs.
This marks the third scholarship that Truman’s Media students have taken home from the competition. In 2011, Ernesto Gonzalez and Ian Denton won first place and $12,000 while in 2012 Shenell Campbell and Renaldo Campbell took home third place and $5,000. The scholarships are provided by the Walt Disney Company.
Anzora is a senior at Truman. In addition to his work in Media, he has been recognized as a stand-out student for his artistic drawing skills. He plans to pursue a career in art after high school. To view photos from the award ceremony, click here.