Inspiring Students To Buy American Made

By: Shannon Houser
By: Shannon Houser

A new movie is gaining national attention, inspired by the cuts of 700 workers at Century Aluminum. Josh Miller, from Ravenswood is sharing his journey across America.

On Tuesday, students at Parkersburg South High School got a sneak peak of the movie.

"Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey", is the story of Miller's efforts to travel across the nation using only American made products.

His message is the importance of keeping jobs here at home.

South business teacher, Adam Snider, says he was inspired to pass the message along to his students.

"I followed along his journey and was able to see the different cities and towns he visited and it just kind of inspired me to think that somebody was taking it upon themselves to make a movie about job loss in Ravenswood,"

He hopes students will understand the message and even pass it along to their families.

"They, as consumers and business students can make a difference. They can make a difference with their families by influencing their parents, friends, aunts and uncles to buy American made products. That we need to do a little bit more than we're doing now to try to buy American."

Students submitted questions to Miller, which he answered through a video response.

"They had some great questions about how difficult his journey was, what kind of pitfalls he came across. They asked questions like will this help our nation get out of debt. Will this help bring jobs back to America that have left."

Miller told Snider he was extremely impressed with the questions the students submitted.

Miller will be in Ripley for a special screening on the movie on, what better day than July 4th.

You can see a trailer of the movie by kicking on the Hot Button.


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