Fairfax County Public Schools Television featured the American History Film Project Exhibition in June 2017 covering national film premieres of local history student films just in time for Fairfax County’s 275th Birthday. Students from Annandale, Burke, Great Falls, and Springfield were among those from other states. Example of Project Based Learning.
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“If people don’t accept you, or look down on you for age, race, gender, just keep trying,” says Hilbrink, who suffered four years of rejection before she won her first contest at the McHenry County Fair.
Mary Hilbrink, a Cary seventh grader at Trinity Oaks Christian Academy, is one of four students around the country to be chosen to show short films about their hometowns at the American History Film Project’s exhibition this weekend.
Her movie, a report on Cary and the Curtis Candy Company headquarters there, will be presented on Saturday, June 6, in Annandale, Virginia. Hilbrink, the daughter of Mark and Marcy Hilbrink of Cary, will Skype an intro to her short. Read more:
Three seventhgrade world history students at Mullen Junior/Senior High School — Ty Kvanvig, Teven Marshall and Lexi Rice — will be exhibiting short history films at Annandale High School in Annandale, Virginia, on Saturday, June 6, at the American History Film Project showcase. Read more: