We are Lancers: Video celebrates our diversity and identity

by Kelsey Ward, Editor

During the first week of school, each PREP class watched a video of John Cena talking about the topic of tolerance in the United States.

For the following two weeks, Digital Communications created a video based on the Cena concept and unveiled the results in PREP on October 4.

The video shows seniors Katie Constantine and Tommy Moyer walking through different parts of the school talking about accepting everyone and tying it in to our school motto of always being “One Tribe.”

The script was written by Mr. Andrew McWilliams and Mr. Darren Hornbeck. It includes facts and statistics about the demographics of the student body to emphasize that everyone has value, even in our differences.

Tolerance is defined as the ability or willingness accept the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.

“A team of people got together and pitched ideas of what we wanted to be in the video. It was a pleasure to be a part of. All the students did an amazing job creating it and they should all be proud!” said Hornbeck.

With Hornbeck and McWilliams, the School Culture team includes Mrs. Michelle Gilmore, Mr. Patrick Greene, Mr. Jeremy Brown, Mrs. Jamie Hendi, Mrs. Ilana Blum and Mrs. Leslie Byrd.

“We want to teach tolerance by celebrating our differences while being ‘One Tribe’ and making people aware,” said Byrd.

Rozmia Fattah and Shayden Jamison directed and edited the video under the supervision of Greene. Brandon Blose was the videographer.

“This video promotes the tolerance of everyone at Linganore, which is really important! It was a lot of fun getting to be in this video!” said Moyer.

This video is the first in a series of three videos to be made about tolerance.