(Somerset, NJ—April 16, 2016) County Prep seniors, Azhar Ali and Jeymmy Cuevas of Jersey City, competed at the 2016 NJ SkillsUSA Championships. The Audio Visual Production students created Beauty and Beyond for the Digital Cinema Production competition and won silver. The short film shined a spotlight on body image and self-expression.
Beauty and Beyond featured a diverse cast of County Prep students and teachers. In the short film, the cast shared stories of their personal struggles with body image.
The team of seniors worked in collaboration with Mrs. Warfel-Sandler to create a video using the dance facility, the Synergy Theater. Teachers Ms. Degise, Ms. Granato, Mr. Greco, and students Alexia Velazquez, Josh T. Dunn, and Patricia Ramirez are among those featured in the film.
SkillsUSA is the largest United States vocational and technical student organization serving more than 320,000 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.