Lansdowne High students recognized in White House Student Film Festival

Lansdowne High School's student film, "Better Learning," has received honorable mention in the first-ever White House Student Film Festival, according to a Friday release from Baltimore County Public Schools.

Lansdowne senior Nathan Airey and junior Adam Robinson produced the three-minute movie, which describes how technology has positively affected the way students at the school on Hollins Ferry Road learn and how it will continue to do so.

"This student film is a great example of how technology is already a fundamental learning tool in classrooms throughout Baltimore County," said Superintendent Dallas Dance, according to the release. "I commend Nathan, Adam, and everyone who worked on this project for so effectively demonstrating the positive impact technology will have on students in the future."

The film festival is a result of a question posed by the White House several months ago to high school students: Why is technology so important in the classroom —- and how will it change the educational experience for kids in the future?

"The response was overwhelming," according to the White House website.

The 16 official selections were screened at the film festival. The selections included six in Young Visionaries category, four in Building Bridges and three each in Future Innovators and World of Tomorrow.

"(Airey and Robinson) have collectively produced more high-quality videos in two and a half quarters of this school year than any five of my best students from years past," said Brandon Nicklas, an art teacher at Lansdowne, according to the release from the school system.

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