2017 San Diego County Fair Winners

By Keilyn Cendana, MOH – Best of Class and winner of the San Diego Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America award.

Congratulations to the 2017 San Diego County Fair Student Showcase – Best in Show and Best of Class award recipients from the Sweetwater Union High School District!

By Xavier Cordova, MOH – Best of Class

Fine Arts Results:

Teacher Student School Division Class Ribbon
Young Xavier Cordova MOH 4308 Print 005-10-12, 2-4 yrs Best of Class
Exum Ashleigh Alqueza OLH 4300 Ink 004-10-12, 1st yr Best of Class
Young Keilyn Cendana MOH 4302 Pencil 004-10-12, 1st yr Best of Class
Burner Dafne Martinez De La Parra RDM 4307 Collage 002 – Gr 8 Best of Class
Burner Mikala Quiambao Villanueva RDM 4301 Pastel 002 – Gr 8 Best of Class
Burner Mikala Quiambao Villanueva RDM 4302 Pencil 002 – Gr 8 Best of Class
Burner Angel Solano RDM 4316 FineArt 002 – Gr 8 Best of Class
Burner Karlee Paiste RDM 4307 Collage 001 – Gr 7 Best in Show

Photography Results:

Teacher Student School Division Class Ribbon
Helton Mathias Cien HTH 4707 Phone 005-10-12, 2-4 yrs Best of Class
Lim Trace Thompson BVH 4708 Aerial 005-10-12, 2-4 yrs Best of Class
Lim Rebekah Torres BVH 4708 Aerial 004-10-12, 1st yr Best in Show
Helle Cedric Vitug BVH 4709 Action 004-10-12, 1st yr Best of Class
Lim Arie Jajati BVH 4707 Phone 003 – Gr 9 Best of Class
Helle Veronica Macias BVH 4709 Action 003 – Gr 9 Best of Class

Video Results:

Teacher Student School Division Class Ribbon
Exum Xavier Sanchez OLH 4904 PSA 002 – 9-12 Best of Class
Exum Jessica Villarin OLH 4902 Music Video 002 – 9-12 Best of Class

Graphic Comm Results:

Teacher Student School Division Class Ribbon
Helle Vivianna Estrada BVH 4507 2pg Spread 014 – 9-12 Group Best in Show
Lim Fabian Llamas BVH 4505 Typography 004 – 10-12 1st yr Best of Class
Lim Yax Trejo BVH 4500 PS Ad 004 – 10-12 1st yr Best of Class
Helton Eilana Rodriguez HTH 4516 Group Project 003 – Gr 9 Best of Class
Lim Kailani Del Rio BVH 4500 PS Ad 003 – Gr 9 Best in Show
Lim Earl Purser BVH 4505 Typography 003 – Gr 9 Best in Show

New Media Results:

Helton Ella Geonzon HTH 4100 Ed/Info 011 – 9-12 Indiv Best of Class

Sweetwater Authority – 2017 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations our students below for winning all the awards at the Sweetwater Authority’s Photo Contest. List of winners is below. Photos are being featured on the Sweetwater Authority site.

COLOR CATEGORY
First Place – “Slugger” Melissa Gonzalez, Sweetwater High School
Second Place – “The Subtle Dissipation” Diamond Garcia, Hilltop High School
Third Place – “Thirst Quencher” Christian Corona, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Mushroom Droplet” Chris Aguirre, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Last One” Mason De Pedro, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Ripples of Life” Elizabeth Jantz, Bonita Vista High School
Honorable Mention – “Bug and a Leaf” Melissa Macias, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Splitting the Waters” Aaron Perez, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Abstract” Moses Valenzuela, Hilltop High School

BLACK & WHITE CATEGORY
First Place – “Pot of Life” Craig Landry, Hilltop High School
Second Place – “After The Storm” Paola Zamora, Hilltop High School
Third Place – “Human Trash” Dominique Martinez, Chula Vista High School
Honorable Mention – “Drain Drop” Elizabeth Jantz, Bonita Vista High School
Honorable Mention – “One Drop Helps” Jamell Thomas, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Beauty” Edgar Tovar, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Timing Ourselves” Jocelyn Uribe, Hilltop High School

2017 Digital Media Showcase

The ninth annual Digital Media Showcase and Award Ceremony was Thursday, April 27 at 6pm. Location: Otay Ranch High School Pavilion (1250 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91913) Free admission.

Featuring student work created in digital media classes throughout the Sweetwater Union High School District. Student work in photography, computer art, graphic design, video, and music technology was celebrated. Industry professionals judged the submissions and awards were given to the top entries.

Congratulations to all participating students and winning entries! Event video by Mr. De Leon here. Event photos by Ms. Oskay here. DMS website by Mr. Lim here.

2017 Best School News Production went to Hilltop High HTVBroadcast, Ms. Gray.

Acknowledgements
Kelly Hamilton, Digital Media Committee Chair and Host

Participating Schools and Teachers:
BVH – Mr. Lim & Mrs. Camacho
CPH – Mr. Pearson
CVH – Ms Copeland
ELH – Mr. Hall & Mr. Meads
HTH – Ms. Gray & Mrs. Helton-Conner
NCM – Ms. Watshon
OLH – Mr. Exum
ORH – Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Oskay & Mr. Bryant
RDM – Mr. Black
SOH – Ms. Brown & Mr. Grau
SYH – Mr. Solomon

Display Stations by Mr. Grau, Ms. Gray, Mr. Exum, Mr. Lim, and Mrs. Helton-Conner
Entry form by Mr. Pearson, Concessions by Ms. Brown, Event photos by Ms. Oskay

Community Judges:
Jodi Cilley, Founder and President of the Film Consortium San Diego.
Karen Ann Daniels, Arts Engagement Programs Manager – The Old Globe/Cultural Arts Commissioner, City of Chula Vista
Mike Butler, Lost Ark Studios
Omar De Leon – Web/Video Services Specialist from Grants & Communications
Mike Menegus at MikeMenegusPhotography.com
Cindy Palmer at Krushphotography.com
Spencer Pablo, at SpencerPabloPhotography.com, and Sony Artisan of Imagery
Kyle Luna, CGI Animator & Graphic Designer
Ellyza Manalaysay & Jason Leem

Entry Deadline was Friday, April 7th, 2017. Entry guidelines were posted here: http://vapa.sweetwaterschools.org/digital-media-showcase/

Congratulations San Diego County Fair Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 San Diego County Fair Student Showcase Exhibit award recipients from Sweetwater Union High School District:

Christian Puentes 4502 Posters Pearson CPH Best of Class
Yaramy Hernandez 4512 Documents Pearson CPH Best of Class
Nadia Estudillo 4508 Digital Painting & Illustration Pearson CPH Best of Class
Jocelyn Jimenez 4508 Digital Painting & Illustration Spielman CVH Best of Class
Paulina Ramirez 4510 Digital Photo Composite Spielman CVH Best of Class
Cassandra Sanchez 4304 Oil 2D Stewart CVH Best of Class
Sabrina Olmos 4314 Recycled Art Spielman CVH Best of Class
Jacob Reyes 4520 Graphics Communication Taylor ELM Best of Class
Marlee Simeon 4509 Image Collage Taylor ELM Best of Class
Ruben Jimenez 4505 Typography Taylor ELM Best of Class
Shantall Diaz 4504 Portfolio Taylor ELM Best of Class
Braedon Trujillo 4505 Typography Taylor ELM Best of Class
Braedon Trujillo 4511 Computer Graphics Taylor ELM Best of Class
Nicole Gonzalez 4509 Image Collage Taylor ELM Best of Class
Herc Hall 4713 Photography Helton HH Best of Class
Trey King 4702 Creative Photography Helton HH Best of Class
Victor Mares 4711 Photo Essay Helton HH Best of Class
Mathias Cien-Mayer 4101 Promotional/e-Commerce Helton HH Best in Show
Mathias Cien-Mayer 4101 Promotional/e-Commerce Helton HH Best of Class
Luis Fernando Eribez 4317 Any Medium/Technique Young MOH Best in Show
Luis Fernando Eribez 4317 Any Medium/Technique Young MOH Best of Class
Fizzah Arshad 4302 Pencil Burner RDM Best of Class
Roberto Ganem 4301 Pastel Burner RDM Best of Class

District Digital Media Showcase Submission Deadline

DMS_poster_adDistrict Digital Media Showcase Submission Deadline is Wednesday, March 16th. Open to SUHSD students. Submission guidelines are on this linkThe eighth annual Digital Media Showcase and Award Ceremony will be on Thursday, April 28th at 6:00 pm.

Location:
Otay Ranch High School’s Pavilion
1250 Olympic Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91913

Featuring student work created in digital media classes throughout the Sweetwater Union High School District. Student work in photography, computer art, graphic design, video, and music technology is celebrated. Industry professionals judge the submissions and awards are given to the top entries.
Free admission.

Flyer: DMS_Poster_by_Zachary_Atizado .pdf

2015 Digital Media Showcase

2015 Digital Media Showcase was Thursday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m. at Otay Ranch High School’s Pavilion. Over 50 flash drive awards were presented by VAPA Director, Jeff Kover and 6 iPad mini awards by the Tobacco Use Prevention Education program’s representative, Gale Marshburn. A special award was presented  by Manuel Rubio, Director of Grants and Communications to Olympian High’s KOHS News, teacher Mr. Exum for the Best School News Production of the year!

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Congratulations to all participants and teachers for submitting over 400 outstanding works! Special thanks to our Digital Media Committee Chair Kelly Hamilton for organizing and hosting this event and to all the teachers that helped behind the scenes.

Thanks to our dedicated community judges for volunteering their time and supporting the arts in our schools.

  • DMS Music Judge: Mike Butler, Producer and accomplished recording professional.
  • DMS Photo Judge: Mike Menegus, Professional photographer.
  • DMS Photo & Video Judge: Jo Kamimura, Freelance documentary & videographer.
  • DMS Video Judge: Omar De Leon, SUHSD Web/Video specialist.
  • DMS Digital Design Judges: Glen Llorin, Graphic Designer/Illustrator &
  • Otto Lai, Computer Graphics and Animation Instructor.

Sweetwater Authority’s 2015 High School Photo Contest

Students in our community competed in the Sweetwater Authority’s Annual High School Photo Contest. Students won cash prizes and had their winning photography published in an annual calendar which is sent to residents in the Sweetwater Authority distribution area. Congratulations to SUHSD students for winning in all categories!

2015 Winners

Link to photos

Color Category:

  • First Place – “Rain and Sunrise” Gavin Arellano, Hilltop High School
  • Second Place – “Diamond in the Grass” Shiv Jariwala, Hilltop High School
  • Third Place – “Pouring” Ivory Knight, Hilltop High School.

Black & White Category:

  • First Place – “Thirst” Leticia Roybal, Hilltop High School
  • Second Place – “A Helping Hand” Capree Waters, Hilltop High School.
  • Third Place – “Simply Elegant” Shiv Jariwala, Hilltop High School.

Honorable Mention: 

  • “Droplets” Marco Torres, Sweetwater High School,
  • “Return to the Reservoir” Jonathan Boyd, Hilltop High School,
  • “Swiming in Gold” Xcaret Gomez, Hilltop High School, and
  • “Polluted Possibilities” Jonathan Boyd, Hilltop High School.

2014 Digital Media Showcase

2014 Digital Media Showcase was Thursday, May 1st at 6:00 p.m. at Otay Ranch High School’s Pavilion. 50 awards were given to the top entries and six ipad minis in collaboration with the District’s TUPE Tobacco Use Prevention Education! We had 400 submissions and 16 schools represented! Congratulations to all! The winning school news crew was Southwest High School KSOH Broadcast, teacher Mr. Steve Grau.

Here is a link to the complete award list.