On May 23, 2013 participants in the Directing Change contest gathered in Sacramento to be recognized for their hard work and celebrate their achievements.
The day began with a trip to the State Capitol where students took a tour and met with prominent California political officials, and their representatives. California State Senator Jim Beall stopped by to address the issues of mental health and suicide prevention with the group. Students were given the opportunity to voice their concerns on the subjects of mental health and suicide prevention among youth.
Later that evening at the historic Crest Theatre in Sacramento, the red carpet was rolled out to congratulate these high school students from across the state for their creative and innovative PSA submissions to the Directing Change contest.
The students, dressed to impress and excited for a celebratory evening, arrived in black limousines and walked the red carpet into the theater, where the regional finalists’ work was displayed on the big screen.
Each submission was unique and communicated change in a special way. During his special appearance, Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg congratulated the students and thanked them for the awareness they are helping create through their filmmaking.
Max Adler, who plays Dave Karofsky in the hit Fox series “Glee” and Bradley Buecker, director and co-producer of “Glee,” shared with the students the impact their work is having and presented the students their awards.
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