(New York, NY—November 17, 2013) Six High Tech High School students in Robert Meyer’s and Chris DePierro’s TV Production classes entered their video in “The Hero in the Cape is YOU” contest, sponsored by the Andrew Goodman Foundation, and won the contest this year, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Director of High Tech High School.
David Goodman, brother of the slain civil rights activist Andrew Goodman, the namesake of the Foundation, presented Jaelan Acosta and Maxime Lisimachio of Jersey City, North Bergen resident Hailey Arango, Christian Barillas of Guttenberg, Hoboken resident Havana Luis, and Kristina Warnock of Bayonne the top prize of $100 at the fifth Annual Hidden Heroes Award Ceremony at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. As part of the Award Ceremony, the sold-out audience screened the High Tech students’ video, which features the superhero “Avant Garde.” For a look at the students’ video and the Award Ceremony, please click on the following links:
The Andrew Goodman Foundation, an organization dedicated to social justice, sponsored the contest, in which students select a particular social issue that needs addressing and create a superhero (in an original costume) to fight the good fight for humankind.
Now in its fifth year, the Hidden Heroes Award recognizes outstanding citizens who promote dignity and civil rights. The Award inspires, honors and supports mid-career social impact leaders who take personal responsibility for forging a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Every autumn, the Andrew Goodman Foundation recognizes Hidden Heroes in a ceremony and presents them with a grant to sustain and expand the work of their non-profit or social enterprise organizations.
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