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.

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!

05.05.22

Digital Media Showcase -2022 | Awards Ceremony

Digital Media Showcase Poster2022 District Digital Media Showcase – Awards Ceremony will be presented virtually on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 at 6pm.
(District YouTube Channel link TBA.)

Industry professionals judge the submissions and awards are given to the top entries that consist of the entire Sweetwater Union High School District. Over 800 student works were entered this year!

04.04.22

Digital Media Showcase – 2022

2022 District Digital Media Showcase  will be presented virtually on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 at 6pm. This year’s District Digital Media Showcase poster is downloadable HERE, and designed by Aaron Garcia.

The thirteenth annual Digital Media Showcase features student work created in digital media classes throughout the Sweetwater Union High School District. Student work in photography, computer art, graphic design, and video are all celebrated. Industry professionals judge the student submissions and awards are given to the top entries!

Entry Deadline is Friday, April 8th, 2022. 

04.18.19

11th Annual DMS

2019 District Digital Media Showcase  was Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 6pm. Location: Otay Ranch High School Pavilion (1250 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91913) Downloadable HERE, designed by ORH student Natalie Hoang.

The eleventh annual Digital Media Showcase featured 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 are given to the top entries! Click here to see the winners.

Acknowledgements:
VAPA Director: Jeff Kover

Digital Media Committee Chair: Kelly Hamilton

Digital Media & Graphics: Beatriz Gonzalez-Sallach

Webmaster: Ed Lim

Participating Schools:
BVH, CPH, CVH, CVM, ELH, ELM, HTH, OLH, ORH, RDRM, SOH, SUH, and SYH

Special thanks to all our community judges, teachers, and staff for volunteering their time and supporting the arts in our schools.

05.02.18

10th Annual DMS

2018 District Digital Media Showcase was Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 6 p.m.  Location: Otay Ranch High School Pavilion (1250 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91913)
Free admission.

The tenth annual Digital Media Showcase featured 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. Over 500 student works were entered this year!

Winning entries posted here by Mr. Lim.

Acknowledgements:

Event Host: Kelly Hamilton, Digital Media Committee Chair
Master of Ceremony: Jeff Kover, VAPA Director

Participating Schools and Teachers:
BVH – Mr. Lim & Mrs. Camacho
CPH – Mr. Pearson
CVH – Ms. Spielman & Mr. Gallegos
CVM  Ms. Tom
ELH – Mr. Hinkle, Mr. Hall & Mr. Meads
ELM – Mrs. Taylor
HTH – Ms. Gray & Mrs. Conner
OLH – Mr. Exum
ORH – Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Oskay, Ms. Ecklund, & Mr. Bryant
RDRM – Mr. Black
SOH – Ms. Brown & Mr. Neumann
SUH – Ms. Ranganath
SYH – Mr. Solomon

Teacher Volunteers:
Award Presentation by Ms. Gray
Video by Ms. Gray & Ms. Oskay
Photography and Digital Design slideshows by Mrs. Conner
Audio & Animation by Mr. Exum
Screenings by Ms. Hamilton, Mr. Exum, Ms. Brown, Ms.Oskay, Mr. De Leon.
Concessions by Mr. Bryant
Event Photography by Mr. Solomon

Special thanks to all our community judges for volunteering their time and supporting the arts in our schools: Sandeep Kulkarni, Genadi Radiul, Travis Vasquez, John Sexton, Grady Williams, Mike Butler, Kyle Luna, Omar De Leon, Brian Perondi, Kent BrisbyAlexis Jaworski, Steve Grogan, Mike Menegus, Andrew Keher, Daniel Orren, Adam Sainte Croix, and Cindi Palmer.

2018 Best News Production was Hilltop High School News Broadcast – Ms. Gray

06.12.17

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