Teachers' Stories Project Student Filmmakers Odane Campbell & Elijah Williams
My name is Odane Campbell. I am a senior and a member of the Student Council. After high school, my plan is to spend two years at a community college then transfer to a four-year University and further my education by studying pre-med. I love sports. I love to help and try different things. I enjoy acting and making someone laugh and whenever they are having a really bad day, I try to cheer them up, even if I don’t know that person. I was born in Jamaica. All of my family is from Jamaica and for them to get over here, so that I could be here, was a difficult struggle. Now I’m here I want to make good use of every opportunity that comes my way.
Hi, I’m Elijah Williams. I was born in Hartford, however, I was raised in Atlanta. I now live with my grandparents and my uncle in Hartford. I would describe my high school years as consistent and hardworking. My most memorable class is Ms. Fitzgerald’s English class. I say that because I feel as if she was the main teacher that helped me succeed throughout my sophomore year. Ms. Fitzgerald has been an influential teacher throughout my high school life because she taught me to live life freely but also get a proper education. I love music. My career goal is to be a successful audio engineer. I see myself ten years from now being a successful worldwide music engineer and most likely owning my own business. I would like my business to help misunderstood youth enjoy, play and create music and help make their dreams come true.
Teachers' Stories Project Student Filmmaker Edward Agron
My name is Edward Agron, I was born at St. Francis Hospital. I have two younger sisters. I was raised in the south end of Hartford and moved north of Hartford at the age of 7. The area I live in now is ok, I wouldn’t say it is the ghetto but it’s quiet. and I mean quiet, to the point you can hear the next door neighbor having a conversation. As a student of JMA I would say I am fun and I like meeting new faces. I also have great relationships with the staff members besides the teachers.JMA is a wonderful school and what I like about it most is how small it is. You don’t see like 300 to 400 students walking around. Second, I love learning about the equipment and learning how to work with the equipment. I see myself in 5 years from now having my life settled, working, and making money.