NEW YORK, NY – Two students took home scholarship checks in the 2017 “Get Reel With Your Dreams” Scholarship competition, which took place in May. The awards were given out at the end of June.
“We’ve always done well in this competition, but this marks the first time in our history that Truman Media students are walking out with TWO scholarship checks from The Walt Disney Company,” according to teacher Mr. David Roush. “I could not be more proud of them than I am today.”
Matthew Malave, a 2017 graduate, won 7th place for his 30-second video that called attention to the issue of child abuse. He earned $2,500 in scholarship money for his work.
Moses Perez, a current senior at Truman, took home the 8th place prize for his team’s work on a video about child abduction. He also received a check for $2,500 in scholarship funds, and will be eligible to compete again this year.
The competition is funded by the Walt Disney Company and is a part of a multi-faceted program called “Get Reel With Your Dreams.” The program has a community service component, as well as a day-long event in which students take hands-on workshops from media industry insiders.