Congratulations to BPA student Jessica Lynn Grose for being one of 17 finalists in the WHYY Youth Media Awards, honoring the best works by young filmmakers in WHYY’s broadcast area. Jessica’s exceptional piece entitled Reflections, which was produced this summer during BPA’s REEL Film Experience at the Philadelphia Center for Arts & Technology, took 3rd place in the Open Category and 1st Place in the Judges Award Category!
Reflections, along with the 16 other student works, were screened at the awards presentation on Thursday, October 13 in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Commons at WHYY.
Here is Jessica’s “reflection” on her experiences with BPA this summer:
“Coming to this program [REEL Film Experience] has completely expanded my repertoire,” says Grose, “and being able to learn more about what I love [filmmaking] is such an opportunity for me, it has been such fun.”
Jessica Lynn Grose is 15-years-old and attends Norristown Area High School. She is involved in marching band, concert band, drama, and field hockey. She is a singer and songwriter who also plays several instruments including saxophone and piano. In fact, the song featured in Reflections was both written and performed by Grose.