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 South Bay Union Innovation Expo Celebrates Creativity and Imagination

The South Bay Union School District hosted the Third Annual Innovation Expo this week to highlight the innovation, creativity, and imagination happening in and around the district.

The event included interactive booths from all 12 of the district’s campuses. Participants had the opportunity to fly a drone with the Bayside STEAM Academy, build a maze with Sunnyslope School, create wooden bookmarks with staff from Nicoloff School, and join the team from Oneonta School to build a boat, among many others. Several community organizations also hosted booths including BAE Systems, Computers 2 SD Kids, Energy Coalition, PEGG, Port of San Diego, Rick Engineering, San Diego Tracking Team, SCST, LLC, SDSU Engineering, Southwestern College, Southwest Middle School, and WSP USA.

In addition to an art gallery displaying student work, student speakers, and group performances were featured in Burress Auditorium. Thank you to Ms. Lockwood’s kindergarten class from Imperial Beach Charter; the Emory Academy Dancers; the Berry School Choir; the first grade students from Imperial Beach Charter; Valeria Felix from the Emory Academy; and Panabi Hyson Free, Zoe De Los Santos, Vianca Garcia, Angelica Lopez, Jose Lopez, and Jessica White from Imperial Beach Charter.

Refreshments were provided by Just Smother It!, King Cream Ice Cream, and water stations from Sparkletts. 

"It was an amazing afternoon of experimentation, inspiration, and innovation, said South Bay Union School District Superintenent Dr. Katie McNamara, who also thanked North Island Credit Union, Mission Federal Credit Union, Rich’s, Kona Ice, and Sparkletts for their generous support.

View photos from the Innovation Expo.