2015 Single-Topic News or Feature for Print/Online (Small Staff) Finalist: Philadelphia Public School Notebook Staff

Dorian Geiger, Paul Jablow, Paul Socolar | The Public School Notebook

Glen’s Village tracks a student’s journey from a trauma-filled childhood to the Ivy League.

Comments from the Judges:

“A compelling view of the effect of adverse experiences and stress on a young person and a close look at the interventions and supports in place that allowed him to start turning around his life. The documentary perfectly complemented – but not in a redundant way – the writing, and presented a rich portrait of the effects of adverse experiences but also of resilience.”

“Very ambitious project in recreating this young man’s difficult journey and unlikely path from a drug family to the Ivy League. A lot of good quotes and the sweep of his life and troubles were well reported.”