08.10.22

Congressional Art Competition Award Winners – 2022

Ashley Escamilla wins 1st Place in Congressional Art Competition for the CA-51st District

Ashley Escamilla CA-51 Congressional Art Award Winner

San Diego, CA., May 2022. – Congratulations to Ashley Escamilla, an alumna of Bonita Vista High School. Her artwork, Diversidad, won 1st Place at the Congressional Art Award, CA-51st District, with the Hon. Juan Vargas. Her artwork will be displayed for one year at the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Teacher: Ed Lim.
(Photo #1: Courtesy of Juan Vargas. Photo #2: Ed Lim.)

Giovanna Sanchez wins 1st Place in Congressional Art Competition for the CA-53rd District

Ashley Escamilla CA-51 Congressional Art Award Winner

San Diego, CA., June 2022. – Congratulations to Giovanna Sanchez, an alumna of Bonita Vista High School. Her artwork, Piñata, won 1st Place at the Congressional Art Award, CA-53rd District, with the Hon. Sara Jacobs. Her artwork will be displayed for one year at the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. 2nd Place: Lili Mancilla, Untitled. 3rd Place: Paola Castillo, News. Additionally, the artwork of 16 Bonita Vista High School students is on display at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park. Teacher: Ed Lim.
(Photos: Courtesy of the Sanchez family and Ed Lim.)

The Congressional Art Competition Winners for California can be found at the
Congressional Art Competition page.

07.27.22

Reminder: Sweetwater Summer Theater Institute – 2022

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Tonight the Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast begins! Performances are Wednesday, July 27th – Friday, July 29th at 6:30 pm and Saturday, July 30th at 2:00 pm.

The production will be hosted at,
San Ysidro High School
Dr. Maida Torres Stanovik Performing Arts Center
(5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154)

General admission is $10, Students & Seniors (65+) is $5. (All tickets are Cash Only.) Limited Seating. The box office opens one hour prior to performance. See you there!

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

07.12.22

Sweetwater Summer Theater Institute – 2022

Disney's Beauty and the Beast header image

Celebrating its 18th year, the Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute proudly presents this year’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Production Dates: July 27-30, 2022 | Wednesday – Friday at 6:30 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm.

The production will be hosted at San Ysidro High School in the Dr. Maida Torres Stanovik Performing Arts Center. (5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154)

General admission is $10, Students & Seniors (65+) is $5. (All tickets are Cash Only.) Limited Seating. Tickets will only be sold at the box office. The box office opens one hour prior to performance. Downloadable poster here.

Directed by Jose C. Lopez
Vocal Direction by: Michael Sakell
Music Direction by: Tony Sacco
Choreography: Michelle Camaya
Assistant Director: Kyra Sacco
Accompanist: Barbara Schroeder
Technical Director: Eusevio Cordoba
Costumes: Kyra Sacco
Stage Manager: Llenia Matto
Assistant Stage Managers: Nadia Jimenez & JefFery Thongkham

Help us celebrate our extremely talented and hard-working cast and crew. Join us and “Be Our Guest”!

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

06.16.22

Summer Arts Academy – 2022

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The Summer Arts Academy for VAPA students was amazing! We would like to congratulate and thank all the students, teachers, parents, and staff for a successful camp this year!

The SUHSD Summer Arts Academy was a FREE one-week camp offered each summer to Sweetwater Union High School District students that are currently enrolled in the arts. The camp celebrated the Visual Arts, Choir, Concert Band, Dance, Orchestra, Mariachi, Baile Folklórico, and Color Guard.

Once again, we would like to thank all the students that participated this year. Have a great summer break and see you next year!

Color Guard

Vocal Group

Orchestra

Visual Art

Dance

Baile Folklórico

Band

Mariachi

Group photo

05.25.22

Reminder: SUHSD SUMMER ARTS ACADEMY – 2022

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The Summer Arts Academy deadline to register is today! The SUHSD Summer Camp for VAPA students is June 6 – 10, 2022 from 9AM – 3PM each day. The Summer Arts Academy will be held this year at Chula Vista High School. The SUHSD Summer Arts Academy is a FREE one week camp offered each summer to Sweetwater Union High School District students that are currently enrolled in the arts.

(Students must use their sweetwater.net emails to access the application.)

To register for the 2022 Summer Arts Academy, please click, here.

05.24.22

DIGITAL MEDIA SHOWCASE -2022 | AWARDS CEREMONY Tonight!

Digital Media Showcase title card The 2022 District Digital Media Showcase – Awards Ceremony is tonight! The Awards Ceremony begins at 6pm.

To view the Digital Media Showcase Awards Ceremony, please click here. We would like to thank everyone involved:

VAPA Director – Jeff Kover

Digital Media Committee Chair – Steve Exum

Webmaster – Mike Neuman

Special thanks to all our community judges, teachers, and staff for volunteering their time and supporting the arts in our schools. Congratulations to all the students and see you tonight!