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Winners of 2015 Superintendent’s Art Contest honored at reception

On Monday, March 16, twenty-four young and talented Elk Grove Unified School District artists were recognized for their artistic talents at the 10th Annual Superintendent’s Art Contest Awards Reception. Middle and high school students in the Elk Grove Unified School District were invited to submit art centered on this year’s theme “Celebrate Diversity.”  This year, students submitted a total of 458 pieces of original art – the most entries ever submitted to the contest.

On February 27, a panel of Sacramento area community members judged the entries based on: originality and creativity; composition and design; and craftsmanship and skill.  The judges this year included: Susan Rabinovitz – founder and executive director of the Sacramento Artists Council, Judy Knott – president of the Elk Grove Artists, Joanna Roberts – American Renaissance Institute of Arts, and local professional artists Dee Tschida, Michael Gill and Kanika Marshall.

The first place winner in each category received a $50 gift card, a ribbon, and a certificate.  Ribbons, certificates and $25 gift cards were awarded to second and third place winners.  Winning artwork will be displayed in the Superintendent’s office for one year.

This year’s winners are:

Paint/Pastel:

1st Place – Brianna Duling – Sheldon High School
1st Place/Superintendent’s Award of Excellence Award – Brianna Duling – Sheldon High School

 

2nd Place – Wenny Mai – Sheldon High School
2nd Place – Wenny Mai – Sheldon High School

 

3rd Place – Janessa Moses – Sheldon High School
3rd Place – Janessa Moses – Sheldon High School

 

Pencil/Ink/Charcoal:

1st Place - Kaying Xiong – Monterey Trail High School
1st Place/Best of Show - Kaying Xiong – Monterey Trail High School

 

2nd Place – Victoria Rodriguez – Pleasant Grove High School
2nd Place – Victoria Rodriguez – Pleasant Grove High School

 

3rd Place – Jagdeep Khinda – Sheldon High School
3rd Place – Jagdeep Khinda – Sheldon High School

 

Black & White Photography:

1st Place – Mia Espinoza – Pleasant Grove High School
1st Place – Mia Espinoza – Pleasant Grove High School

 

2nd Place – Patricia Mae De Dios – Pleasant Grove High School
2nd Place – Patricia Mae De Dios – Pleasant Grove High School

 

3rd Place – Kevin Tran – Pleasant Grove High School
3rd Place – Kevin Tran – Pleasant Grove High School

 

Digital Photography/Computer Graphics:

1st Place – Joman Buenavista – Monterey Trail High School
1st Place – Joman Buenavista – Monterey Trail High School

 

2nd Place – Katelynn Stroth – Elk Grove High School
2nd Place – Katelynn Stroth – Elk Grove High School

 

3rd Place – Miguel Macias – Pleasant Grove High School
3rd Place – Miguel Macias – Pleasant Grove High School

 

Mixed Media:

1st Place – Anna Kilgrow – Pleasant Grove High School
1st Place – Anna Kilgrow – Pleasant Grove High School

 

2nd Place – Giulia Stoian – Franklin High School
2nd Place – Giulia Stoian – Franklin High School

 

3rd Place – Trang Huynh – Monterey Trail High School
3rd Place – Trang Huynh – Monterey Trail High School

 

3-Dimensional:

1st Place – Jessica Chernioglo – Pleasant Grove High School
1st Place – Jessica Chernioglo – Pleasant Grove High School

 

2nd Place – Ryan Sutherland – Cosumnes Oaks High School
2nd Place – Ryan Sutherland – Cosumnes Oaks High School

 

3rd Place – Aerial Klink – Cosumnes Oaks High School
3rd Place – Aerial Klink – Cosumnes Oaks High School

 

Middle School Mixed Media:

1st Place – Reinier Bautista – T.R. Smedberg Middle School
1st Place – Reinier Bautista – T.R. Smedberg Middle School

 

2nd Place – Lisa Do – Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School
2nd Place – Lisa Do – Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School

 

3rd Place – Justina Ibarra – T.R. Smedberg Middle School
3rd Place/Theme Award/Lozano Smith Award – Justina Ibarra – T.R. Smedberg Middle School

 

Middle School 3-Dimensional:

1st Place – Sophia Ching – Harriet Eddy Middle School
1st Place – Sophia Ching – Harriet Eddy Middle School

 

2nd Place – Chanel Comer – Harriet Eddy Middle School
2nd Place – Chanel Comer – Harriet Eddy Middle School

 

3rd Place – Justice White – Harriet Eddy Middle School
3rd Place – Justice White – Harriet Eddy Middle School

 

The “Best of Show” award, as well as other special awards that are new this year, were announced at the awards reception.  The following students were the recipients of special awards in the contest:

Best of Show Award
Kaying Xiong – Monterey Trail High School

Superintendent’s Award of Excellence Award
Brianna Duling – Sheldon High School

Theme Award
Justine Ibarra – T.R. Smedberg Middle School

Lozano Smith Award
Justine Ibarra – T.R. Smedberg Middle School
Reinier Baustista – T.R. Smedberg Middle School 

Also new for this year, the Law Offices of Lozano Smith have also selected winning pieces of artwork to be recognized and photos of these pieces will be displayed in the Lozano Smith offices in downtown Sacramento.  The following students will have their artwork displayed at Lozano Smith:

Paint/Pastel:
Anna Garcia – Florin High School
Brianna Duling – Sheldon High School

Black & White Photography:
Patricia Mae De Dio – Pleasant Grove High School
Morgan Book – Pleasant Grove High School
Jaydan Adams – Pleasant Grove High School
Ben Helms – Pleasant Grove High School
Tanner Morrison – Elk Grove High School

Digital Photography/Computer Graphics:
Danny Nguyen – Pleasant Grove High School
Nafisha Ijaz – Pleasant Grove High School
Joman Buenavista – Monterey Trail High School
Megan Jin – Cosumnes Oaks High School
Katelynn Stroth – Elk Grove High School
Trevor Wells – Elk Grove High School
Trevor Brewer – Elk Grove High School
Yamyra Williams – Monterey Trail High School
Jessica Galvez – Monterey Trail High School

Mixed Media:
Leah Diaz – Monterey Trail High School
Mirella Rivera – Monterey Trail High School

Middle School Mixed Media:
Reinier Bautista – T.R. Smedberg Middle School
Justina Ibarra – T.R. Smedberg Middle School
Lisa Do – Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School


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2015
March 3, 2015 - 2015 EGUSD Career Recruitment Fair
January 29, 2015 - EGUSD encourages the expansion of access into honors programs

2014
December 12, 2014 - Winners of the 2014/2015 No Excuses – Go to School Poster & Twitter Message Contests
October 29, 2014 - EGUSD’s Board of Education Community School Board Meetings
September 18, 2014 - EGUSD Introduces New Superintendent
July 16, 2014 - Year round elementary schools return for the 2014-15 school year
July 2, 2014 - EGUSD's 2014 Employees of the Year
April 24, 2014 - EGUSD’s Proposed Local Control Accountability Plan
March 13, 2014 - Winners selected for 9th Annual Superintendent’s Art Contest
February 7, 2014 - VHS Health TECH Academy launches community health worker training program

2013
December 11, 2013 - Winners of the 2013/2014 No Excuses – Go to School Poster Contest
November 6, 2013 - Florin High School math teacher named California Teacher of the Year; will represent California in national competition
October 9, 2013 - EGUSD schools to celebrate International Walk to School Day
October 4, 2013 - Map Your Future
September 4, 2013 - EGUSD’s Board of Education to hold Community Budget Meetings
August 15, 2013 - It’s back to school for traditional/modified traditional schools!
July 18, 2013 - Year-round elementary schools return for a great new year!
July 11, 2013 - Laguna Creek High School IB Programme graduates a stellar first class
June 12, 2013 - EGUSD’s 2013 Employees of the Year
May 9, 2013 - Valley High School receives statewide civic learning award
March 8, 2013 - Meet EGUSD’s School Namesakes
February 28, 2013 - Harriet Eddy Middle School collects over 10,000 pairs of jeans and pants for “Jeans for Teens”
January 10, 2013 - Career Academies & Pathways flourish at EGUSD

2012
December 10, 2012 - Winners of the 2012/2013 No Excuses – Go to School Poster Contest
November 5, 2012 - EGUSD student-led #UnfollowBullying campaign named a finalist in the 2012 Edublog Awards
October 4, 2012 - Solar Sunflower blossoms at Harriet G. Eddy Middle School
Sept. 27, 2012 - High school students gain “real world” job experience through ROP
August 17, 2012 - Modified Traditional and Traditional schools head back to school
July 24, 2012 - It’s Back to School for year-round elementary schools at EGUSD
July 10, 2012 - Summer school’s in session at EGUSD
June 4, 2012 - EGUSD’s 2012 Employees of the Year
May 15, 2012 - PGHS senior wins Elk Grove Auto Mall Graduating Seniors Attendance Drive
March 15, 2012 - Winners selected for 7th Annual Superintendent’s Art Contest
February 15, 2012 - Honor societies recognize students academically and allow them to give back to others
January 13, 2012 - Healthy Start assists families throughout the district

2011
Dec. 7, 2011 - Winners of the 2011/2012 No Excuses – Go to School Poster Contest
Nov. 3, 2011 - Elk Grove Adult & Community Education
October 6, 2011 - EGUSD launches Energy Conservation Campaign for 2011/2012 school year
Sept. 6, 2011 - No Excuses – Go to School Attendance Campaign returns for 6th year
August 24, 2011 - Back to School
August 1, 2001 - Cross Cultural Exchange
July 11, 2011 - EGUSD students enjoy a “smarter summer” thanks to $11.5 million grant
May 31, 2001 - Sheldon High School Animation and Game Design students draw their futures
May 11, 2011 - EGUSD’s 2011 Employees of the Year
April 29, 2011 - EGUSD Science Fair and Invention Convention
March 17, 2011 - Winners selected for 6th Annual Superintendent’s Art Contest
February 8, 2011 - Service Learning at EGUSD

2010
November 29, 2010 - Winners of the 2010/2011 No Excuses – Go to School Poster Contest
October 26, 2010 - Character Education at Elk Grove Unified
October 13, 2010 - EGUSD celebrates International Walk to School Day
September 27, 2010 - College/Career Planning and the EGUSD Student
September 8, 2010 - Culinary Arts Academy comes to COHS
August 17, 2010 - New Cosumnes River Elementary School opens
August 3, 2010 - Breakfast at Elk Grove Unified
July 19, 2010 - Year-round schools kick off new school year at Elk Grove Unified
July 7, 2010 - EGUSD Launches Virtual Academy
June 10, 2010 - Technology + education = fun at David Reese Elementary School
May 21, 2010 - PGHS senior wins Elk Grove Auto Mall Graduating Seniors Attendance Drive
May 7, 2010 - EGUSD’s 2010 Employees of the Year
April 14, 2010 - Schools use creativity to motivate students for STAR testing
March 15, 2010 - Winners selected for 5th Annual Superintendent’s Art Contest
Feb. 26, 2010 - Students learn “Healthy Habits” at Jessie Baker School
Feb. 16, 2010 - Community board meetings back for a fourth year

2009
Dec. 18, 2009 - Winners of the 2009/2010 No Excuses – Go to School Poster Contest
Dec. 8, 2009 - EGUSD students find “Writing Partners” at Sac State
Oct. 29, 2009 - EGUSD elementary school students team up to help Salvation Army through Socktoberfest
Oct. 19, 2009 - Character Education at Elk Grove Unified
Oct. 7, 2009 - EGUSD celebrates Walk to School Day
Sept. 8, 2009 - The Work of Academic Excellence
Aug. 18, 2009 - All EGUSD Schools are back in session!
Aug. 11, 2009 - EGUSD and the Ford Motor Company train Californian teachers to bring 21st century workforce skills to the classroom
July 21, 2009 - Year-round elementary schools kick off 2009-2010 school year
June 12, 2009 - Time Capsule Sealing Ceremony concludes 50th Anniversary Celebration
June 4, 2009 - Sheldon High School senior wins Elk Grove Auto Mall Graduating Seniors Attendance Drive
May 19, 2009 - Elk Grove Unified School District Becomes National Ford PAS Resource Hub
April 28, 2009 - Amazing talent can come in small packages
April 14, 2009 - Young science scholars and inventors shine at EGUSD Science and Invention Fair
March 25, 2009 - Winners selected for 4th Annual Superintendent’s Art Contest
March 12, 2009 - No Excuses – Go to School Attendance Campaign
Feb. 17, 2009 - Harvest of the Month program teaches elementary students about the wonders of fruits and vegetables
Feb. 5, 2009 - Community board meetings return for a third year
Jan. 23, 2009 - EGUSD students see history through a veteran’s eyes
Jan. 13, 2009 - A, B, C in A-G – Chart Your Course to College

2008
Dec. 18, 2008 - Winners honored for EGUSD/U.S. Attorney’s Office Internet Safety Video Contest
Dec. 01, 2008 - Winners of the 2008/2009 No Excuses – Go to School
Nov. 17, 2008 - Bright Lights, Big Talent
Oct. 24, 2008 - Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles visit Florin High School
Oct. 9, 2008 - EGUSD Walks to School
Oct. 2, 2008 - EGUSD’s Science Initiative
Sept. 19, 2008 - Stephanie Lopez-Cox returns to Elk Grove a “Golden Girl”
Sept. 10, 2008 - Valley High School Students Get a Start on College
Aug. 25, 2008 - Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School and Cosumnes Oaks High School Open
Aug. 14, 2008 - Incoming 7th graders take a “Jump Start” into their school year
Aug. 4, 2008 - EGUSD’s Math Initiative
July 14, 2008 - Parents and students grow and learn together at Partners Preschool
June 16, 2008 - EGUSD Goes Gold – Celebrating 50 Years of Educational Excellence
June 6, 2008 - Kaiser Permanente Rewards EGUSD Elementary students with perfect attendance with the gift of a two-wheel ride
May 30, 2008 - Sheldon High School Student Matthew King wins Elk Grove Auto Mall 2007/2008 Graduating Seniors Attendance Drive
May 20, 2008 - Harriet Eddy Middle School student wins pair of round-trip tickets from Southwest Airlines
May 21, 2008 - Elk Grove Unified and the Elk Grove Education Association Celebrate the Day of the Teacher
May 6, 2008 - Elk Grove Unified School District’s 2008 Employees of the Year
April 28, 2008 - Sacramento County Educators Host Budget Forum at State Capital
April 16, 2008 - EGUSD Launches New Attendance Campaign Videos
April 4, 2008 - Winners selected for 3rd Annual Superintendent’s Art Contest
March 26, 2008 - Megaconference Jr. 2008 - Arthur C. Butler Students Take Their Voices to the World
March 17, 2008 - Elk Grove Unified Joins Call to Fix Governor’s Proposed Budget
March 4, 2008 - Elk Grove Unified Hosts Sacramento County Superintendents’ Press Conference on State Budget Cuts
Feb. 19, 2008 - 4th Annual High School Conference helps train the leaders of the future
Jan. 16, 2008 - Laguna Creek High School hosts ConnectEd Policy Site Visit
Jan. 02, 2008 - Senior Attendance Drive returns for second year

2007
Dec. 12, 2007 - John Ehrhardt Elementary students combine academics and community service
Dec. 03, 2007 - EGUSD’s Commitment to Service Learning Honored
Nov. 15, 2007 - Winners announced for No Excuses – Go to School Rhyme & Poster Contests
Nov. 13, 2007 - Veterans Day celebrated at Elk Grove Unified
Oct. 23, 2007 - Time of Remembrance Project and Website
Oct. 15, 2007 - Markofer Elementary offers “Donuts for Dads/Muffins for Moms"
Oct. 3, 2007 - EGUSD elementary schools participate in Walk to School Day
Sept. 18, 2007 - Options abound on new College and Career website

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