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The Observers
By Jasmina Chuck / Sunday, July 1st, 2006 / O'Henry High School

With July 16th less than two weeks away, the youth are really on their game. Everyone is working hard finalizing their performances to put on a highly anticipated show. It is easy to say how proud we are of the endless amount of talent everyone has showed at every rehearsal and even though it's almost show time, the determined energy from the start of it all hasn't slow down.

This week I have been given the privilege of reporting on a group I hold in high esteem: my own Documentary Committee. As a writer, I always make sure never to be biased when writing so let me start of by saying the Documentary Committee is the most tight-nit, most hard working and most talented group of people I have ever seen! But on a serious note, the Documentary Committee is just one of the many groups that posses these qualities. While most performers are working for their final performance, the Documentary Committee puts in their all every week to document this awaited event. We communicate the awesome talents, dedication and spirit of the members through the promotional videos, the website, this newsletter and a photobook. What you may not know is the large amount of hard work it takes to do all of this. Picking the right words to say, editing others' work and laying out a visually appealing website in a week is a time consuming responsibility that is fun to do.

Hyunju, one of the Documentary Commitee leaders, said how she enjoyed being part of this amazing activity. She stated that she sees so much talent and hopes that all of us realize our great mission for Kosen Rufu. She said the a ctivities are a wonderful opportunity for us to grow and deepen our faith. She went on to say that she really has seen us develop week by week while encouraging people. Lastly, she feels that if the Documentary Committee with our media could encourage just one person, then we have achieved our goal.

She is completely right - it's been an up lifting experiences seeing what youth can accomplish. When others are touching people with their performances, the documentary group touches others by sharing the wonderful experience leading up to the show. And although it can be a challenge juggling work, school and even wedding planning for some, it's worth it to connect to the people who make this whole thing possible.


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