Broadcast Student Wins Coveted Disney Award

The Steve Harvey Foundation and the Walt Disney Company have partnered with Essence Magazine to create the Disney Dreamer’s Academy which serves to help fulfill the dreams of a select few students: WHS Junior Brandon Frederick was recently announced as a 2012 winner and will be spending spring break at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando working with Disney film executives and Disney cast members.

“Five thousand students applied and he (Brandon) was only one of 100 who were chosen,” Brandon’s mother Joy Donaldson said.

“As a mother I am proud of him,” Ms. Donaldson said. “But it’s his hard work and involvement in school and the community that earned him a spot with the Dreamer’s Academy.”

The Academy serves to inspire students from across the globe who demonstrate exemplary character and leadership. By learning how to ‘harness the power of dreams’, each student is given the opportunity to learn from industry profesionals and to gain an insight into their chosen future professions.

Frederick credits his mother’s example as his inspiration, and he plans to attend a top-tier university to pursue film making.