A TAS film team has just returned from the All American High School Film Festival in New York City, the largest high school film festival in the world. TAS short film “Portraits,” written and produced by 41 students over a period of eight months, was screened at the festival at The AMC Theater in Times Square. One of 2500 submissions from 50 states and 50 countries, “Portraits” was nominated for Best International Film and Best Director, and was awarded the prestigious honor of Best of Festival! In just 56 hours, our students shot, edited, and submitted a film, “A Fishy State of Mind,” that was awarded Best Picture for 2019 in the “3-Day Complete Experience Competition” category! Congratulations to these students and their teachers!
The TAS middle school Model UN team recently attended the International Model UN tournament in Geneva where they engaged in simulations with students from around the world. The TAS team had one successful applicant for Plenary Speaker at the UN's Palais des Nations as well as two elected United Nations Officials. They also won three Position Paper Awards for excellent research and articulation of country stance on the committee issue and received three Diplomacy Awards for actively pursuing consensus throughout negotiations. As a result of the team’s hard work and dedication of upper school mentors, the TAS middle school MUN team won Best Large High School Delegation!
After months of preparation, Grade 5 students recently performed the Lower School Musical in front of four sold-out crowds. Every year, the lower school musical is presented to over 1,100 audience members. Dr. Dolittle JR. tells the classic tale of a wacky but kind doctor who can talk to animals, taking the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world. This fantastic musical for all ages highlights the importance of staying true to your word, showing courage in the face of adversity, and the power of imagination and creativity.