Five Naperville students stepped inside the White House for a once-in-a-life festival.
The students, along with 50 of their peers from Mill and Highlands Elementary Schools, entered a winning video in the first ever White House Student Film Festival.
The contest asked students nationwide to create a movie no longer than 3 minutes that showcases the importance of technology in education now and in the future.
Their video was one of 16 total winners from among thousands of entries and will remain on the website whitehouse.gov.
Art teachers Kyle Wood and Chuck Hoff helped the students with their project and joined five of them for the trip to Washington, D.C. where they toured the various monuments and met president Obama himself.
“Being in the White House, shaking the president’s hand – those few steps changed our lives,” said Emily Villazon, fourth grader at Highlands.
They documented their trip to the nation’s capitol in a video to share with the remaining students.
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