The Teal Chair: An Idaho Student Documentary

Rotary 4-25-18 - Youth Awards -12

Boise, ID – Death is about the last thing on the mind of high school seniors. Yet a small group of Eagle High School broadcasting students has been focused on the subject for months. They produced a thirty-minute documentary based on one question. If you had a limited time to live, what would you do? Treasure Valley Hospice brought the idea to broadcasting teacher Andy Favor. The goal, to get people talking about living instead of dying. “I think people fight death so hard that they lose their vision of what’s important,” says Kim Ouwehand the Community Relations Director for Treasure Valley Hospice. She continues, “I didn’t want it to be sad. I wanted it to be fresh and new.” The seventeen and eighteen-year-old students admit they had never really understood how hospice works or talked about dying before this project. “None of us have really thought about death. Just…