National best-selling author, Jordan Matter visits the Junior High.
Jordan Matter, portrait and dance photographer, authored New York Times' bestseller Dancers Among Us. He is known to millions for his 10 Minute Photo Challenge YouTube Videos. The Junior High community had a fun and interesting assembly last week. During his time with the students, he spoke from the heart about the journey he took to get where he is today. In a poignant message to the girls, he made sure to impart what he’d learned: don’t give up on your dreams. He spoke about his photography sessions and how he was able to capture incredible moments from famous TV and internet stars to dancers from across the world. As he showed images from his book, he explained the stories that made it into the book which brought laughter and at the same time, the serious issue of social media being used as a bullying tool. There were many questions and he surprised the girls at the end with a photo shoot of the contest winner, Lucia Taracido. In typical fashion, she struck a dance pose reading his new book and the entire Junior High flanked around her to create an incredible memory for Junior High!