Schools - September 8, 2010

Students win movie, music tech awards

Five students from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula recently won national recognition for their accomplishments in video and music production. They were named national winners in the Eighth Annual Digital Arts Festivals, sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Richard Kaho, Alexis Garcia, Betzy Padilla, Ulysses Torres and Ruben Banegas competed with other members of Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation to bring home awards in the Movie Tech and Music Tech categories.

Richard, Alexis and Betzy won for their video, "Be Great Graduate," which portrayed their personal experiences with the goal of inspiring others to graduate from high school.

"Amazing" and "Sky's the Limit," songs writing by Ulysses and Ruben, respectively, encouraged listeners to make positive changes and follow their dreams.

For Richard, Alexis and Betzy, an all-expenses-paid trip to Atlanta included workshops with students at the Savannah College of Art and Design and a behind-the-scenes look at creating cartoons for Cartoon Network.

Ulysses and Ruben earned $500 for the Mervin G. Morris Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula to plan a celebration, and each received a $75 Best Buy gift card and a plaque for their accomplishments.


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