Despite judgement

A year ago, Elijah Durand never would have dreamed of joining his high school color guard. Now the only boy on the team, Elijah appreciates the creative expression, weaponry and competition involved in interpreting music and entertaining an audience.

Produced by Ashley Martinez, Erica Holm, Caroline Munoz and Demetri Yanes, students at Communications Arts High School in San Antonio, Texas.

Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Heidi Whitus.

Mentor support provided by Matt Ehrichs, Thaisi Da Silva and Jordan Vesey of theĀ PBS NewsHour.