Unconditional: A story of perseverance

Over the last few months, three students from Van High School have been working towards the UIL Focus on Film contest. Dallas McGlaun entered a documentary film and a narrative film, Colton Allison entered a narrative film, and Dylan Turner entered a documentary film. Over 800 films from Division 1 and 2 were submitted, and only 100 advanced. To become a quarter-finalist, each film is presented before a panel of three judges and must receive a Superior rating from at least two of them. All four VHS entries made it to the UIL State Quarter-finals. This week Turner’s film “Unconditional” advanced to the State Semi-Finals.

It was amazing that all four films advanced,” VHS adviser Jeanette Germany said. “Then getting the news that Dylan advanced to the semi-final level was outstanding. I am so proud of my video team.”

Germany added that she is especially proud of the message behind Turner’s film.

“’Unconditional’ is a story about true love and how the passage of time can do little to lessen such a bond,” Germany said. “Dylan brought to life an incredible story and I am so proud that he can share it with our community and be in the running for UIL State with it.”

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