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 9th Annual iVIE Awards Gala Showcase Film Making Abilities Of Thousands Of San Diego County Students

​The 2010 9th Annual iVIE Awards Gala drew over 2,000 students, parents, teachers and supporters to the San Diego Civic Theatre, where dozens of students and teachers were honored for their video productions.

Attendees swarmed the downtown venue waiting for their opportunity to walk down the paparazzi-lined red carpet. Union-Tribune’s movie critic reporter, Ali Gang chatted with students as they made their way down the red carpet. Once inside, more than 85 nominated video productions were recognized in categories ranging from math, science and language arts to documentary and public service announcements. More than $20,000 in camera’s and equipment were awarded to the winning student production teams in each of the categories.

“The skills you all have attained in producing these videos has really prepared you for the 21st Century,” said County Superintendent Dr. Randy Ward. “Media is all around us, and it’s only going to get more advanced. Congratulations for the hard work you put into your videos.”

San Diego 6 News reporter Ruben Galvan served as MC of the academy awards-style evening, and San Diego 6 News anchor and reporter Jim Patton presented the Broadcast Video Award. Two lucky students won the “Ruben’s Co-host For a Day” award. Sage Provins from Valley Middle in Carlsbad Unified will co-host in the morning newscast along side Galvan and Kimberly Moore from El Camino High in Oceanside Unified will work on evening newscast along side Patton.

Top honors for the special SPIRIT OF IVIE Award went to Classical Elementary, Escondido Union District, for “Dyslexia: The World the Way I See it." Everyone in attendance was enthusiastic about the awards ceremony and the quality of the videos. Several schools used the iVIE Awards as a platform to highlight some serious issues affecting students, such as bullying, teen pregnancy, Dyslexia and child abuse.

“I’m honored and very excited to win this award,” said Bryan Larkins, a senior at San Pasqual High. Larkins won the Special Achievement/Special Effects PSA category for his film, “The Mario Effect.” “My PSA focused on how students find the motivation to achieve and get good grades in school, even when their having problems at home. When I was creating this video my hopes were to bring awareness to the community about this issue.”

Students from Mission Middle in the Escondido Union District scored big at the competition after their video, "The Missing Link" won all of the three categories it was nominated for. "My kids are amazing," said Tamara Whitney their teacher. "They were very passionate about their video and it paid off. This is very cool...I´m speechless."

Winning Schools and Categories

3-8 Broadcast Journalism: Valley Middle, Carlsbad Unified, “Pugtoberfest.”
9-12 Broadcast Journalism: Carlsbad High, Carlsbad Unified, “Frederick’s Story.”
6-8 Open Your Eyes PSA Sony/San Diego Foodbank: Meadowbrook Middle, Poway Unified, “San Diego Foodbank.”
K-2 Cross Curricular: Lilac Elementary, Valley Center-Pauma Unified, “Stop & Think-The Story of Tuggles the Bear.”
4-8 Documentary: Pioneer Elementary, Escondido Union, “Keepers of the Wild.”
9-12 Documentary: High Tech High, San Diego Unified, “Billy Martinez.”
Teacher Video in the Classroom: Valley Center Elementary, Valley Center-Pauma Unified, “College Bound.”
3-5 Language Arts/Humanities: Central Elementary, Escondido Union, “Extraordinary Parents.”
6-8 Language Arts/Humanities: Meadowbrook Middle, Poway Unified, “Bullying.”
9-12 Language Arts/Humanities: Valley Center High, Valley Center-Pauma Unified, “Boy on the Moon.”
6-12 Connect A Million Minds: Mission Middle, Escondido Union School District, “The Missing Link.”
3-8 Public Service Announcements: Marshall Middle, San Diego Unified, “Stop Child Abuse.”
9-12 Public Service Announcements: El Camino High, Oceanside Unified, “Changes: Pregnancy Prevention.”
3-5 Math/Science: Rose Elementary, Escondido Union, “Our Solar System.”
6-8 Math/Science: High Tech Middle Media Arts, San Diego Unified, “What’s Floating Out There…”
Special Achievement Writing/Comedy: Lincoln Acres Elementary, National Elementary, “Eating Breakfast.”
CIF Spirit of High School Sports: Wilson Middle, San Diego Unified, “The Making Of A Legend.”
SPIRIT OF IVIE Award: Classical Elementary, Escondido Union, “Dyslexia: The World the Way I See it."
Special Achievement/Special Effects PSA: San Pasqual High, Escondido Union High, “The Mario Effect.”
People’s Choice Award: Valencia Park Elementary, San Diego Unified, “School Rulez Blues.”
Grand Recognition Awards:
K-5 Hardy Elementary, San Diego Unified, "Electro-Magno A-B-C-S."
6-8 Mission Middle, Escondido Union, “Words Hurt."
9-12 Carlsbad High, Carlsbad Unified, "Miracle League."

The San Diego County Credit Union served as the title sponsor for this year’s iVIE Awards. It is the first year the credit union has been involved in the program, and organizers were thrilled with their participation. Sony and Time-Warner were also key sponsors, along with Apple and the CIF San Diego Section.

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