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Teen prepping for movie career in Media Productions class

2014-02-14T00:00:00Z Teen prepping for movie career in Media Productions classKimberly Cheek-Stanley Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
February 14, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Kennedy Starcevich has big plans for a career in show business, and is beginning her training in Boone Grove High School’s Media Productions class.

The career-based class focuses on multiple aspects of the media industry, including broadcasting, editing and producing films.

“The teachers give you a lot of independence when it comes to turning your work in and getting your projects done, so it’s more of a prep to how college will be, which is really what I need,” Starcevich, 16, said.

“I love that we get to do so many different things, because you may know the general area you want to study, but not be sure of the specific. Since being in the media class, I realize I specifically enjoy editing.”

The daughter of Kim and Brian Starcevich, of Crown Point, Starcevich maintains a 3.2 grade point average and has played Wolves volleyball for six years.

She earned the Best Mental Attitude award as a freshman and sophomore, and this year as team captain was awarded All-Conference and Most Valuable Player honors.

“I think I enjoy volleyball so much because it really isn't all about your skill. It’s about your knowledge of the game and what you can do to outsmart the other team and work together,” she said

Starcevich also works as a mentor for the school’s Career Center, reaching out to middle school students and underclassmen in an effort to bolster Career and Tech class attendance.

She is currently considering universities, but plans to major in film production.

“I have had this lifelong dream to be an actress, and that dream has not died,” she said.

“I would also love to direct my own films some day or at least be someone who is working on the film, whether it’s editing or actually shooting the film.”

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