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PBS Newshour Student Lab video selected for White House Film Festival

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Archer Hadley was the subject of the video submitted to the festival.
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After hundreds of submissions to the 2nd annual White House Student Film Festival, one of the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab videos has been chosen as a selection.

Austin High School, which is connected to American Graduate station KLRU, will travel to the White House this week to present its production of “The Archer Hadley Story.” The focus of the story focuses on Austin High School student Archer Hadley, who has cerebral palsy, who created a fundraiser and experience for students and teachers. The campaign raised $80,000 and allowed for more accessible doors to be installed at the school.

Archer Hadley from Student Reporting Labs on Vimeo.

The video will be featured during the Film Festival this Friday, March 20. The film festival concentrated on young people’s service to others for this year’s theme.

The film festival allows students between kindergarten all the way through the 12 grade to participate in submitting short videos for the festival.

Those not able to attend the film festival can watch it live on the White House website. For more information on the festival, visit the White House festival website.