More than 800 students,
parents, teachers and supporters attended the 11th Annual iVIE Awards ceremony
on June 7 at the Civic Theatre, honoring dozens of students and teachers for
their achievements in video production.
With the line of attendees
wrapped around the venue and the students flooding the paparazzi-lined “red
carpet”, student video productions were recognized in categories
ranging from math, science and language arts to documentary and public service
Former California Teacher of the Year Alex Kajitani and
local radio personality of Channel 93.3 Geena Aguilar (Geena The Latina),
co-hosted the awards, recognizing excellence in student-produced digital video
This year, more than 400 individual student productions were
entered, an all-time record.
The Grand Recognition Elementary Award went
to Juniper Elementary in the Escondido Union District for their production
The Grand Recognition Middle School Award went to
Mission Middle in the Escondido Union District for their production “Hope.”
The Grand Recognition High School Award went to Canyon Crest Academy in
the San Dieguito Union School District for their production “Jenna.”
Each Grand Recognition recipient received $500 from the San Diego County
Credit Union for his or her school.
iVIE encourages teachers and
students to create videos from the California State Content Standards. There are
categories for all grade levels, elementary to high school, and in every
curriculum area, from math to broadcast journalism.
For the third
consecutive year, the San Diego County Credit Union is the title sponsor of
iVIE. “We are proud to support the San Diego Office of Education and their
efforts to recognize excellence with this student film festival,” said Teresa
Halleck, President and CEO of San Diego County Credit Union. Other generous
sponsors include Sony, Microsoft, and Time Warner Cable. Sony has donated 19
video cameras, including three of the newest 3D models.