We the People 2014 DC Trip


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Day 3&4:

Day 5, 6, 7:

We the People is a competitive seniors-only civic education and constitutional debate team at Irvington High School. I had the privilege of auditioning for and joining this team as we embarked on a week-long journey to our nation’s capital for a Washington Workshop seminar. We even went during a historically important time – the shutdown – which was actually pretty exciting for us history nerds.

Nevertheless, it was one of the best weeks of my life – and of course, as a journalist, I decided to document almost every waking moment of my life there. Since we left school for this (October 5, 2013 – October 12, 2013), I wanted to bring some of this journey back home for our fellow friends, family, teachers, and community—not only did I want to broadcast what we did that week, but I also wanted to transcend our excitement, bonding, and awe as we immersed ourselves in an entirely different culture.

I filmed, collected interviews, and edited hours of footage by myself. Thanks to everyone who agreed to speak about an event in the videos.

AND thanks to Mrs. Cook-Kallio, Mrs. Piekarski, and Miss Piekarski for taking us on this incredible journey. As a team, we grew in ways we never could have in a classroom, and I hope I caught that on film.

Filmed & Edited by Iris Lee

Picture Credit: Aishwarya A.