A group of 14 students from Santa Barbara Middle School embarked on a media journey of a lifetime. The students, also known as the SBMS Teen Press, will spend 10 days at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival interviewing some of the most influential people in the film industry.
Santa Barbara Middle School Teen Press was originally formed in 2007 to cover the 22nd Santa Barbara Film Festival, and has continued to grow in popularity since them. Among other things, they have covered the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. and the South by South West Festival in Austin, Texas.
The team is comprised of 7th, 8th and 9th graders who know that they have to keep up with their academics in addition to their reporting work.
Santa Barbara Middle School cultivates in our students passion for life and life-long learning, a deep sense of trust in themselves, strength and courage to succeed at life's challenges, and compassion and respect for others.