The Sophomore religion classes at Rosary High School were recently awarded two honors for their film depictions of a biblical Stations of the Cross.
The iGodMessages contest was sponsored by WordNet Productions, a Catholic television ministry based in San Bernardino, with 16 schools from all over the nation submitting entries. The contest invited students to make the bible relevant to the modern world using the medium of film. The students in Michelle Reagan’s religion class met this challenge by creating video Stations of the Cross in their faith sharing groups called “families.” Their short films that invite meditation on Jesus’ Passion and challenge the viewer to consider how Jesus’ message of redemptive suffering is relevant to teens today.
Rosary was awarded 3rd prize for St. Kateri family’s video on the “Betrayal by Peter.” The St. Kateri Family includes: Aidan Crowley, Fiona Hines, Aleena Ferozuddin, Jenna Steins, Katie Szymanski and Amy Morikawa. Rosary received a trophy and $250.00 in their honor. The family St. Genevieve was also awarded an honorable mention for their video on the “Carrying of the Cross.” Jessica Jimenez, Maddie Elie, Lauren Sato, Kasey Montano, Isabella Jeturian and Alyssa Gomez were awarded a plaque and a $100.00 prize.
“I feel so accomplished,” said Lauren Sato, “It was a lot of hard work, but it was all worth it.”
“I am always telling my students how proud I am of their amazing projects,” Mrs. Reagan said. “It’s wonderful that they’re finally getting wider recognition for their inspiring films.”
You can view their videos and all the top Biblical Stations of the Cross videos from the class of 2017 at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuu6WXX0PYu20BUlXEkSMzmcLi9_yDaTL. The videos in the playlist reflect the best examples from each of the Stations of the Cross that the students were assigned.