He’s only in eighth grade, but Mike Roberge can already add director, writer and composer to his list of accomplishments.
Mike, 14, created a film about diversity for the local PTA Reflections contest that features animation he orchestrated, music he composed and a message he wrote.
Now his entry is heading to the state level.
The Eisenhower Junior High student’s film features dozens of tiny rainbow-hued figures. Each time a different instrument plays, a differently colored figure appears until a globe shape in the middle of the screen fills with the miniature people.
“I wanted to incorporate something with music because when I think of diversity, I think of something where everyone plays something different,” Mike said.
Mike also found inspiration among his Eisenhower classmates.
“We have a lot of different types of kids,” he said. “It’s cool that we can all work together.”