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!
Baile Folklórico Concert is Friday, March 11, 2022 at 6:00 pm and Saturday, March 12 at 12 pm and 4pm.
Location: San Ysidro High School —
Dr. Maida Torres-Stanovik Performing Arts Center
5353 Airway Rd, San Diego, CA 92154
Featuring SUHSD’s high school Baile Folklórico program. Tickets are $5 and are only available in advance; please contact a Teacher/Director at your school.
Participating Schools: Castle Park High School, Chula Vista High School, Hilltop High School, Olympian High School, Otay Ranch High School, Sweetwater High School, and San Ysidro High School.
National City Mayor, Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, proclaimed April 16, 2019 as Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month. Sweetwater High School’s Folklorico group was invited to represent the arts and accept the proclamation.
Congratulations to Mariachi Scholarship Foundation Award Winners:
Christine Aranda Award ($2,000)
Emma Padilla-Zavala, Sweetwater High School
Founder’s Award ($4,000)
Mario Palacios, Otay Ranch High School
High School Guaranteed Award ($1,000 each)
Raquel Acherman, Bonita Vista High School
Mariali Solano, Bonita Vista High School
Julian Cano, Chula Vista High School
Francisco Demara, Chula Vista High School
Juliette Garcia, Olympian High School
Alana Contreras-Rodriguez, Olympian High School
Cruz Alarcon, Olympian High School
Gissel Corral, Otay Ranch High School
Ricardo Herrera, Otay Ranch High School
Giovanna Raggio, San Ysidro High School
Fernando Salcedo, San Ysidro High School
Lucio Infante, San Ysidro High School
Christopher Reyes, Sweetwater High School
Dorysel Sandoval, Sweetwater High School
Enrique Arvizu, Sweetwater High School
Edgar Romo ($500), Southwest High School
Josue Solano ($750), Bonita Vista High School
Karla Cardenas ($750), Montgomery High School
Ballet Folklórico ($500 each)
Natalie Naranjo-Morett, Otay Ranch High School
Karlet Ornelas, Otay Ranch High School
Paulina Navarro, San Ysidro High School
Congratulations to the 2017 Mariachi Scholarship Foundation award recipients! Concert & Award Ceremony is Thursday, May 18 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm at Southwestern College Mayan Hall (900 Otay Lakes Rd., Chula Vista, 91910)
Featuring Mariachi performances from Chula Vista High School, Sweetwater High School, Otay Ranch High School, Southwest High School, and Intermediate & Advanced Southwestern College Mariachis. Tickets are $10 at the door ($7 students/seniors) Free parking in Lot “O” on Otay Lakes, South of “H” Street.
MSF Scholarship Recipients:
Founder’s Award ($2,000)
Rafael Morales – Sweetwater HS
Christina Aranda Award ($1,500)
Alan Zapien – San Ysidro HS
Special Mention ($1,000)
Daisy Ybarra – Otay Ranch HS
Graduating High School Mariachi Award ($750)
Marcella Felix – Olympian HS
Denis Hirales – San Ysidro HS
Erik Gomez – San Ysidro HS
Jennifer Altamirano – Sweetwater HS
Ruth Gonzales – Southwest HS
Victor Gutierrez – Olympian HS
Angel Mendoza – San Ysidro HS
Jose Ortiz – San Ysidro HS
Alan Contreras – Olympian HS
Ballet Folklórico Award ($500)
Jacqueline Ortiz – San Ysidro HS
Antonia Vasquez – Otay Ranch HS
Klara Hernandez – Otay Ranch HS
Perla Moran – Otay Ranch HS
Pauline Lepe – Otay Ranch HS
Vanessa Garcia – San Ysidro HS
Alexia Mendoza – Mar Vista HS
Southwester College Continuing Mariachi ($500)