|The Kettle Run High School film club won first place in the Disabled Veterans National Foundation’s Stories of Service Contest. Students Tamour Malik and Alyssa Gorman directed the video which took top honors in the high school category. The nearly five-minute film features an interview with faculty member and Army veteran Jacob Bennington.
In a letter announcing the award, Melissa Raynor, program manager for the foundation, wrote to Tamour and Alyssa, “Your video was very well done. Mr. Bennington’s story was really fascinating and you had a lot of interesting, thought-provoking questions for him.”
In recognition of the winning video, Tamour and Alyssa each received a check for $125, and the Disabled Veterans National Foundation donated $1,000 to Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke, VA, which was the charity of the KRHS film club’s choice. The video appears on the foundation’s website, www.dvnf.org. The Kettle Run film club is sponsored by teacher Shelly Norden.