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Young Hillsborough Filmmaker Is Honored in White House Film Festival

Griffin says "way back" in the old days there was no Internet and students had to rely on encyclopedias. "That was then and this is now," he says.

Pierce Jordan James Griffin
Pierce Jordan James Griffin

Pierce Jordan James Griffin, a 3rd-grader at Woods Roads Elementary, won Honorable Mention in the 2014 White House Student Film Festival with this entertaining video about the fusion of technology and learning at Hillsborough schools. 

The congratulatory letter from the White House read, “Thank you again for your submission. We appreciate all of your hard work and wish you the best of luck as you continue your cinematic pursuits.” 

Griffin, an aspiring filmmaker, said in a statement, “It was hard making the film but fun too. In my video, I just wanted to show how kids – like me and my classmates – use technology in the classroom every day.” 

He added, “I’d like to thank my mom, dad, aunt, teachers and principal at my school and all my classmates, who helped. My Mom really encouraged me and wouldn’t let me give up. And she helped to edit the movie.” 


Christina Scerbo March 01, 2014 at 09:46 AM
Awesome job Pierce...proud of you.....all the students did great!!!!

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