Every month, the TV Studio class watches a movie, and this month on November 5th, they were able to go to St. Louis to watch this month’s movie. The students that went on the field trip were Oliver Garren, Emilee Hinten, Alexander Trentmann, Diana Ribera, Megan Boehmer, Haylee Struckhoff, and Brooke Elliott. The students went to The Gathering in Maplewood, Jimmy John’s, Kakao Chocolate in Maplewood, and Plaza Frontenac.
When asked why they went, Mrs. Borcherding, teacher of the TV Studio class, said, “It was part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. We've attended for the past few years. The festival has a great program called the Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students Program, and they offer free film screenings for St. Louis-area students (grades 1-12).”
The students and Mrs. Borcherding were asked where their favorite place was, and Mrs. Borcherding stated, “I love movies at Plaza Frontenac. It's a very nice little theatre.”
Senior Diana Ribera said, “My favorite place was Jimmy John’s because I’ve never been there. It was yummy!”
Senior Alex Trentmann said, “Plaza Frontenac, because the French film we watched was very funny and was very engaging.”
They were then questioned on what their favorite moment was, and Alex Trentmann said, “[My] favorite moment was when we had to pull up in an old, white Chevy Suburban because our teacher's keys to her van were taken by her husband.”
Diana Ribera responded with, “My favorite moment was when Emilee and I were sitting in the theater, there were some students talking in French to their teacher. Emilee and I just looked at each other in confusion and slight shock since we weren’t expecting that, even though we were going to see a French film.”
Mrs. Borcherding stated, “Aside from the movies that we viewed, I'd say that my favorite memory was taking the high school students through Neiman Marcus so that they could check out the designer clothes, shoes, and purses.”
Lastly, they were asked how they felt during the trip, and Mrs. Borcherding said, “Great! Everything went as planned and the movies were great! The movies were incredibly interesting and The Long Shadow altered my views on a few things.”
Alex Trentmann said, “It felt pretty good. I was excited getting out of New Haven and seeing a bit of STL.”
Diana Ribera stated, “I was happy throughout the field trip. It was a little chilly in the morning but later in the day it was pretty sunny with a slight cold breeze here and there. It was a great field trip.”
Hope all the students of the TV Studio class enjoyed their field trip to St. Louis and learned from the movies they saw!