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Student Film Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

April 25, 2017

BSA eleventh grader Mahfouz Soumaré won the grand prize in the New York City Community Schools Student Film Contest. His film will premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Teaches Festival! He'll be joined by his classmates at the festival for a class fieldtrip, where they'll be treated to breakfast and the opportunity to see Mahfouz's film, as well as several others from other winning students from New York City, Newark, and Los Angeles. 

Mahfouz Soumaré is a remarkable young man who arrived at Broome Street Academy in September 2016 as a high school junior and was introduced to BSA by the Legal Department at The Door. He has experienced tremendous loss in his life and has endured periods of transience as a newcomer to a new and foreign land here in the U.S. Despite these setbacks, which could have crippled his will, he has persevered and thrived at BSA. During his first quarter attending high school is the U.S., he earned a spot on the Honor Roll, but he wanted to perform even better. He did just that during the second quarter and earned High Honor Roll. Mahfouz is on the BSA soccer team and is an active part of the BSA community. He volunteers for any community service project on or off campus that he can attend and is always the first to arrive and the last to leave. Mahfouz epitomizes the BSA P.R.I.D.E. pillars and is fully committed to being a member of the BSA community. For Mahfouz, BSA is home!

Check out Mahfouz's video below: