Saint Mark’s High School wins 19 awards in 16 international film festivals

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Saint Mark’s is pleased to congratulate the Students In Action Club for winning 19 awards in 16 different international film festivals for their film Remember Me.

Remember Me was filmed in January during the club’s service trip to the Dominican Republic. It captures the essence of the work the students accomplished, the people they served and the profound impact the trip had on all those involved. To watch the film, click here or visit

The list of awards earned by Remember Me included best of show, best short documentary, most inspirational film, best human spirit and best PA student filmmaker. Festival locations included Berlin, Paris, Cannes, Toronto and Los Angeles, as well as places closer to home such as Philadelphia and Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Lauren Tyree, a rising junior at Saint Mark’s, is the Vice President of Service Programs for Students in Action. She played an integral role in producing Remember Me, helping to write scripts, as well as narrating and editing the film. “Even though there were countless stories from each of our 20 participants – too many to capture – I feel so lucky that we were able to capture the essence of the transformative experience of serving in the Dominican Republic through this film,” she said. “This team created such an impactful experience, and I am so blessed to get to work alongside such thoughtful & selfless classmates.”

Brianna Nichols, one of the students featured in the film, represented Students in Action at the Jim Thorpe Film Festival in April. “I felt so honored to represent Saint Mark’s at the Jim Thorpe Film Festival. The audience was very interested in asking lots of questions and learning more about the trip,” she said. “It was great to know that I had Saint Mark’s standing behind me, supporting me through both the trip and the presentation of the film at the festival. Lots of time went into making this video, both in the Dominican Republic and at home. I am so pleased with the outcome, and I think it does a great job at capturing all 20 of our perspectives.”

The film festival awards are just the latest honor earned by the Saint Mark’s Students in Action Club. In April, the group won a Gold Banner in the Jefferson Awards Multiplying Good competition. They were also honored by being recognized as the best presentation.

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