Cleveland Heights Documentary Puts Spotlight on Heights High
The Heights Movie will showcase the school's diversity, said producer
Cleveland Heights High alum from all walks of life are stepping up to talk to Mai Moore about their experiences in their teen years: an admitted drug dealer, fraternity members, the "nerds," a woman who had a child in her teens.
"The amazing thing about it is that, through all these diverse people they all say the same thing: the common denominator is definitely Heights High is known for its diversity," Moore, a marketing specialist by trade, said.
She and her fellow Heights High alum Tracy Easley, an associate journalism lecturer at Kent State University, are in the middle of interviewing 50 or more former students of Heights High from 1953 to 2012 for a documentary about the high school.
"It's gotten a lot bigger than I ever expected," she remarked. During the month or so that Moore has worked on the project, she's secured dozens of interviews and talked to film festivals — including the Cleveland International Film Festival — about exposure.
Moore hopes to tell the world about her unique and diverse alma mater with The Heights Movie. "Everyone is definitely an individulal who comes out of Heights High," she said.