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StoryCorps Tampa Bay: Young Actors Follow Their Dreams

Shelby Ronea, her mom Renea Elmore and Noah Diggs
Shelby Ronea, her mom Renea Elmore and Noah Diggs
Shelby Ronea, her mom Renea Elmore and Noah Diggs
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Shelby Ronea, her mom Renea Elmore and Noah Diggs

Not every friendship starts on the set of a movie.

But that’s how Tampa teen Shelby Ronea and fellow actor Noah Diggs of St. Petersburg met. The pair was among the actors tapped for the Haley Joel Osment film, “ Sex Ed,” filmed during the summer of 2013 in Tampa.  The film will be released on November 7th.

In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, the 15-year-olds talk with Shelby’s mom, Renea Elmore, about their love for performing and their hopes for the future.

This week's StoryCorps Tampa Bay was produced by Mary Shedden.

StoryCorps Tampa Bay airs every Monday on WUSF 89.7 at 8:35 a.m. during Morning Edition and at 5:44 p.m. during All Things Considered.

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