Ronald Ries and Addison Laird recently captured 1st and 3rd place in the high school student film competition of the Tupelo Film Festival. As Media Arts students at Mississippi School of the Arts, both class of 2021 seniors submitted a short film to be juried by professional film producers. Ries received 1st and Laird received 3rd.

Benjamin Taylor, an incoming junior in the class of 2023, captured 2nd place in the same competition. 

We’re excited to see our Media Arts students succeed in the high school classroom. Mississippi School of the Arts continues to shine in the world of film since the inception of the Media Arts discipline in 2015. Both Ries and Laird have earned $300 dollars towards Media Arts classroom use at MSA.


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