Student Jimmy Ward Dedicates Thesis Film to Beloved High School Teacher

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

THE SANDPAPER (SURF CITY, NEW JERSEY) -- This week, Jimmy Ward stepped out of San Francisco State University … with a Bachelor of Arts degree in cinema. And he also has a new film to his name, Chance Encounter, which premieres on June 3 at Southern Regional.

Ward was a high school standout, running cross country and both winter and spring track all four years, but also a huge part of the television and film program, the Southern News Network, also known as SNN. He also established great relationships with several teachers, specifically Lauren Raney, who passed from cancer in 2016 after the students, teachers and community rallied behind her in the battle.