Kenedy UIL wins at State Film Festival

Rian Garza and the Kenedy Digital Media Club were selected as the 2020 "Nobeltiy Social Impact" 1st place winner for the State of Texas. Their film "We Are Not Alone - Mental Health In America" was chosen as the winner on Tuesday, Feb.25, at the UIL State Film Festival in Austin. The award honors student films that advocate for social change and inform audiences about issues affecting their communities. The film was in a pool of more than 700 films to start the competition. The final 48 films were selected for the semi-final round from 1A-4A schools, from which, only six were selected for the nomination at the state film festival. Kenedy High School was then selected as the 1st place winner. The club also received a $1,000 grant to be used on film equipment for future films. (Contributed photo)