Distinct: Film

What distinct experiences/background/values makes you a unique candidate - focus on what makes you unique as a person beyond - discuss aspects of yourself that are not already covered in other parts of your application:

I have known that I wanted to be a filmmaker since the 7th grade. I was taking a class on digital media, and fell in love with visual storytelling. That year, I took what I had learned and created a short film in my backyard with my younger brother to enter into my county fair. I was shocked when I had learned I had won first place and have been passionate about filmmaking ever since. The moment that film went from a hobby to what I envisioned as my future has changed the course of my high school career. When applying to high schools, I was disappointed that my high school did not offer a film class and I was determined to create one before I graduated. After being turned down and not taken seriously, I refused to give up. After countless meetings, surveys, and class proposals, my efforts began to pay off. I am very grateful to have the distinct experience of designing my own course and helping to write its syllabus that I now get to take and learn from. Seeing all of my excited and engaged peers in my film class is extremely rewarding. I am so glad I was able to enrich my school’s educational opportunities just by following my passion. Without my love for leadership, I would not have been able to create this class. My film...

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