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 7th Annual iVIE Awards Showcase, Honor Amazing Student Video Productions

​More than 1,200 students, parents, teachers and supporters attended the7th Annual iVIE Awards Ceremony May 20 at The Rock in Point Loma’s Liberty Station, honoring dozens of students and teachers for their achievements in video production.

With the line of attendees wrapping around the venue, participants entered on a paparazzi-lined red carpet. Once inside, video productions were recognized in categories ranging from math, science and language arts to documentary and public service announcements.

Emmy Award winning consumer reporter Kathleen Bade served as MC the academy awards-style evening, and entertainment was provided by “The Main Attraction” from Chula Vista High’s School of Performing Arts.

Top honors went to Bernardo School in the Escondido Union Elementary School District in the K-5 category for their production of"Rock Video." In the Grades 6-8 category, Wilson Middle School in San Diego Unified was honored for the production,

“Dedicated to Children." And in the Grades 9-12 category, Orange Glen High of the Escondido Union High School District was honored for "Somewhere Under the Rainbow."

The special SPIRIT OF IVIE Award went to Turtleback Elementary of the Poway Unified School District for “Are We Just Talking About Water?"

This year’s "People’s Choice" Award went to the classroom of James Staton from La Costa Heights Elementary in the Encinitas Union School District for their production "Zero The Hero." The award was judged by popular vote from the more than 500 attendees at the 2008 iVIE Festival.

2008 iVIE Teacher Award went to Jon Goodman of Valley Center Primary in Valley Center-Pauma Unified for his "My Day With Grandpa" video.

Virtually everyone in attendance was enthusiastic about the event and the use of video as an educational medium. “I will do video no matter what…because I have seen the power it instills in each of the students,” said Terri Price, teacher from Pioneer Elementary in Escondido Union Elementary School District.

Said Del Dios Middle School teacher Michael de Neve, "The iVIE program allowed me to discuss some very serious issues that wouldn’t have been possible in a normal class setting. It is a great tool to make students realize the potential they have in themselves."

One week before the May 20 awards iVIE’s coordinators were honored by the San Diego City Council, when the council voted to proclaim May 13th, 2008 as iVIE Day in the City of San Diego.

This year’s “People’s Choice” Award went to the classroom of James Staton from La Costa Heights Elementary for their video production titled “Zero The Hero.” The award was judged by popular vote from the over 500 attendees at the 2008 iVIE Festival.

Winning Schools and Categories

K-12 Environmental Issues PSA: Hardy Elementary, San Diego Unified, “You Do The Math”
K-5 Unity in Action: Reidy Creek Elementary, Escondido Union Elementary, “We’re All Welcome Here!”
6-12 Unity in Action: Lincoln Acres, National Elementary, “ A Bad Dream”
4-8 Broadcast Journalism: Valley Middle, Carlsbad Unified, “Foley Sound Effects-Behind the Scenes.”
9-12 Broadcast Journalism: El Camino High, Oceanside Unified, “A History Lesson on Camp Pendleton.”
K-2 Cross Curricular: Shoal Creek Elementary, Poway Unified, “SC9 Today’s News.”
3-5 Math and Science: Oak Hill Elementary, Escondido Union Elementary, “An Alien Made Me Wireless”
6-8 Math and Science: Mission Middle, Escondido Union Elementary, “The Number Line Dance.”
9-12 Math and Science:High Tech High Media Arts, San Diego Unified, “How To Stop Global Warming: Platypus Planet.”
4-8 Documentary: Valley Middle School, Carlsbad Unified, “Radio Controlled Flying Championships.”
9-12 Documentary: tie, High Tech High Media Arts and Crawford Champs, both San Diego Unified
3-5 Language Arts and Humanities: North Broadway Elementary, Escondido Union Elementary, “E! True Colonial Story.”
6-8 Language Arts and Humanities: Rincon Middle, Escondido Union Elementary, “El Chocolate Infomercial.”
9-12 Language Arts and Humanities: Rancho Bernardo High, Poway Unified, ‘All That Live.”
Grand Recognition Awards:
K-5 Bernardo Elementary, Escondido Union Elementary, "Rock Video"
6-8 Wilson Middle, San Diego Unified, “Dedicated to Children"
9-12 Orange Glen High, Escondido Union High, "Somewhere Under the Rainbow"
SPIRIT OF IVIE Award: Turtleback Elementary, Poway Unified, “Are We Just Talking About Water?"

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