Fashioned after the national This I Believe project, students in HCC's Writing for Radio and Multimedia class set about writing short radio essays about their personal beliefs...in four hundred words or less: not an easy task!
The finished projects are as diverse as the students, from manifestos about food to declarations about overcoming disabilities.
Take a listen to what drives our HCC students each day. Their voices are intimate, honest, and very real.
The HCC This I Believe radio essay collection is an original production of HCC Radio The Dragon.
| Try Your Hardest|
The end of a soccer game is just the beginning for Kourtnie Wash, who learns one of the biggest lessons of her life during a penalty shoot out.
| Beyond Disabilities|
Taariq Adams's inspiring story will challenge you to keep pursuing your dreams despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
| My Teacher, Mrs. Adams|
One teacher can make all the difference in a student's life, and for Joseph Adams that teacher helped him open the door to developing himself as a writer.
| The Song Knows|
Music can touch your soul and drive your emotions, and Mario Lloyde finds out just how intimate music really is.
| The Power of Music|
Brandi Pressley discovers that a new passion for music leads her to a sense of community she didn't know was missing in her life.
| Be Yourself|
Matt Trudel talks about the importance of respecting yourself and others while growing up and trying to fit in.
| Food and Family|
Trevor Gardner shares how sitting around the table with his family, nourishes not only his body, but his soul too.
HCC's This I Believe production is modeled after the national This I Believe project that engages people of all ages and from all walks of life in writing about their most personal beliefs.
This I Believe participants are every day folks as well as some well-known Americans including writer Amy Tan, boxer Muhammad Ali, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and congressman John McCain.
In addition, countless students in classrooms around the country and the world have partaken on the project.
Select This I Believe essays have aired on National Public Radio.
HCC'S 2011 Writing for Radio and Multimedia Class