Pictured, from L to R: Wyoming Middle School Students Natalie Glover, Nathaniel Miller, Ken Chen, Sophie Crockett, and Zola Hoffmeister (SOURCE: Wyoming City Schools/Provided)
WYOMING, OH (FOX19) -
Students from Wyoming City Schools got a taste of national stardom Monday.
After spending two days filming "A Christmas Melody" in the Wyoming Middle School building, more than 60 students were asked to join Mariah Carey in a special interview with the national entertainment television program "Entertainment Tonight."
Five students were selected to represent Wyoming Middle School and received a donation of $500 on behalf of the district. The remaining students participated in the interview as background talent.
The school stated the students were all able to meet Carey.
Recently, the Cincinnati Film Commission announced that Carey would be making her directorial debut while filming “A Christmas Melody” in the Cincinnati area. Wyoming Middle School was one of two school locations selected for the film.
A large portion of the movie was filmed in the suburb of Wyoming, OH throughout October. Lacey Chabert, of the movie “Mean Girls,” stars in the film, playing a mother who moves back to her hometown in Ohio and falls in love with her daughter’s choir teacher.
Wyoming Middle School Principal Tiffany Brennan indicated that the school plans to use the funds to support the final renovation phase of Fay Auditorium, where students will host more than 20 performing arts events per school year.
“We appreciated the opportunity to welcome the production cast and crew to our building this month,” said Brennan. “Our students were mesmerized by the film crew and it was a great opportunity for them to see how the process works.
The movie will reportedly air on the Hallmark channel in December.