Blog: Through Testimony

Blog Posts by Maya Montell

  • February 16, 2017

    As a teenager, it is hard to know how I can make a difference in the world. Fourteen-year-olds don’t drive, we don’t make a lot of money, and with school, homework and extracurricular activities, we don’t have a lot of time. When my teacher, Ms. Bengels, introduced me to a challenge that was not only about bettering the community, but also a way in which I could use my passion for documentary filmmaking, I leapt at the opportunity. The IWitness Video Challenge not only allowed me to pursue my passion but also encourage me to make a difference.

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About Maya Montell

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 2:24pm -- deanna.pitre

Maya Montell is a ninth grader at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, New Jersey. Maya along with her classmates Caroline Waters and Allison Vandal won the 2016 IWitness Video Challenge for their video project “Community of Poetry.”

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