This is Shawn Harrel, Nate Thurman, Michael Deskovick and Jake Hilger.

They come from different towns and different school districts. They have differing interests and motivations but all share passion for storytelling, filmmaking and the digital media course at Summit Technology Academy. Last month, four members of the class received honors and awards from the eMagine Film Festival hosted by Olathe Northwest High School. Three of the students, along with their instructor sat down with Community Voices host Nick Parker to talk about their films, their class and the lessons they learned. This is Shawn Harrel, Nate Thurman, Michael Deskovich and Jake Hilger.

Note: Senior Gabriella Salinas, who won the documentary category at the festival, was unable to join the group for the conversation.

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