Karla was one of our eighth grade students this year at United for Success. Back in May, by the light of the campfire on the last day of our school camping trip, Karla performed this poem. I was absolutely wowed, impressed, proud, inspired…

The next week, back at school, I videotaped Karla doing her poem in front of our school building. It was pretty straightforward:  three separate takes (wide, medium, closeup framings), pieced together afterwards in FinalCut. I finished the video just in time to make its surprise premiere for the eighth grade graduation ceremony.

But anyway, see for yourself.