Four students from Fowler High School, working with students from the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications and their Professor Stephen Breyer, spent 10 weeks creating short films about their lives in Syracuse. Khan Tran, Phuc Do, Vincent Ndabaruta and Deemah Abdulwahed met with Professor Breyer and their SU mentors for three hours a week.
Their movies were written, filmed and edited during that time and all four said they were grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the college students on such a personal project.
Bern Nadette Stanis, the actress who played Thelma on the hit television comedy series “Good Times’’ spoke to students at Fowler High School about overcoming obstacles and preparing for the future. Stanis gave a presentation that touched on the importance of self-esteem and confidence and spent the day visiting classrooms and interacting with students, faculty and staff at Fowler.
Stanis has continued to act, and has appeared on a number of sitcoms and in movies. She is the author of two books and a collection of poetry.