Chrystle Stewart, an alumna of Islip High School’s Class of 2019 and current sophomore at Five Towns College, can boast a soaring acting career. She recently won a a role on the upcoming Starz television series “Run the World” and has filmed several national commercial campaigns.
After being hired for “Run the World,” she reached out to several of her Islip educators to let them know and thank them for their support, guidance and encouragement throughout her educational career, including video production teacher Mike Reilly.
“Video production will forever be my favorite class at Islip High School, and it gave me the opportunity to express myself creatively,” Stewart said. “With the help of Mr. Reilly, it provided a space to collaborate with my peers to create films and showcase myself on camera through acting, which is a passion of mine. I’m so grateful to have had a teacher who pushed me and his students to become the best we could be, and I have been blessed to book two major projects in the film industry, which is only the beginning.”
“Chrystle is one of those individuals that lights up a room when she enters,” Reilly said. “When she called to tell me about the amazing news, to be honest, the only shock I experienced was how short of a time it had taken for Chrystle to be noticed, recognized and hired. It was not about if she was going to succeed, but a matter of when. For this to happen so quickly is a testament to Chrystle’s work ethic, desire and dedication. Collaborating with her classmates in high school, her group won a few local and national competitions. This time, the reward is a paying job and a chance for everyone to truly see what a talent Chrystle is.”