This morning our TV studio hosted guests from a Hollywood studio and one was a Piedmont graduate! Bryce Cracknell said it was great to be back with the familiar faces from his days at Piedmont IB. He came to speak to the students and staff about the docuseries he and his coworker are filming with Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Steve James. They are touring the country screening episodes in cities across the US. They stopped in Charlotte for tonight's screening of Episode 8 at The Bank of America building.
The docuseries is called America to Me and is coming of age show that follows a real life school year of students in an Oak Park High School. The show is humorous and fun but also examines racial disparities and other deep issues. The accompanying website gives more infomration and offers training how to have these conversations about race. These are important conversations nationwide but especially where social mobility is lowest. We commend our alum for doing this work and are proud that he said we were a shining example of doing diversity right.
Way to go, Piedmont and Way to go, Bryce! Check the website out here:
We are proud of all our alumni! Come visit and let us know what you're up to like these folks:
Alumni Interview about the value of her time at Piedmont (video)
Piedmont Alum in the NCAA Tournament (NCAA)
piedmontpd.weebly.com/celebrating-piedmont/another-distinguished-alum ( Anthropologist Field Work Abroad)
piedmontpd.weebly.com/celebrating-piedmont/piedmont-alum-featured-in-new-york-times-video (Lawyer featured in NYT)
Celebrating Piedmont : a blog of Happy Happenings
"Celebrating Piedmont" logs only a small fraction of the learning magic the teachers of CMS' Piedmont Middle School, an IB World School. create daily. In that sense, it is authored by all the staff and students of Piedmont. It is curated by Ms. Gurthie who can be reached at the icons above. She'll be happy to brag about Piedmont's teachers and students any chance she gets! Please note this blog has only just begun and we have so much to show off! Come back again soon!