January 22, 2019

“Period. End of Sentence.” is an Oscar Nominee

It has been a long journey for the Oakwood students and alums who formed The Pad Project, English teacher Melissa Berton, Director Rayka Zehtabchi, and all the incredible families and community members who have been instrumental in the support and creation of Period. End of Sentence. Today, that journey, which has brought so much awareness to the issues of menstrual health, education, and the empowerment of girls reached an incredible goal as the film was nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary Short category !

Here’s the moment when the filmmakers first learned about their Oscar nomination:


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Congratulations to everyone who made this incredible project a reality, and good luck at the Oscars!

To learn more about Period. End of Sentence., check out all of Oakwood Stories’ coverage on The Pad Project.

The students involved in the project, now a registered nonprofit officially called The Pad Project, past and presently enrolled at Oakwood, are:

Helen Yenser ’13, Natalie Geismar ’15, Daviana Angelo ’17, Ruby Schiff ’17, Avery Siegel ’17, Claire Sliney ’17, Sophie Ascheim ’18, Carly Gatto ’18, Charlotte Silverman ’18, Mason ’21, Lila ’21, Dorothea ’21, Maia ’21, Emma ’22, Maggie ’22, Naomi ’22