[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Sister Cities: Young SCV Artists, Authors Advance to Nationals | 04-29-2013
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
72°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
May 27
1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]


Santa Clarita will be well represented at the Sister Cities International art and essay competition in Washington, D.C., thanks to some talented youngsters from local schools.

Leaders of the Santa Clarita Valley International Program announced the winners Monday of the annual Young Artists and Young Authors Showcase  at City Hall. Students aged 13 to 18 were tasked with creating an original work of art, essay or poem to capture the theme, “The Power of Exchange.”

A $100 cash prize and advancement to the national competition went to Cassidy Oliver of Cornerstone Christian School in Canyon Country for her art piece, “Colors,” showing five linked hands of different ethnicities.

The same went to the winners of the essay and poetry contests: Michael Salerno of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Newhall for his poem, “Exchanging Ideas”; and Ashley Choi of Valencia High School for her essay, “The Powerful Exchange of Love,” which explores her experience of helping to build a home in Mexico for a poor family.

Other entrants from Valencia High School included Jinny Lee , Eunenia Lee and Monica Payne. SCVi Charter school entrants included Sydney Hild, Clarissa Martin, Samantha Raskin, Tyler Jacob Goeckeritz, Jillian Brimigion, Crystal Rodriguez, Paige Guarino, Jennie Hernandez and William Diament. Matthew Salerno also entered for OLPH; Golden Valley High School sent Brendan Tinoco and Maria Huanosta, while Kyle Boyd represented Hart High and Keira Boyd represented Placerita Junior High.

On display were a work of art and an essay from contest winners in the Philippine city of Sariaya, one of Santa Clarita’s two sister cities. The other is Tena, Ecuador.

The SCV International Program is the local nonprofit organization that develops and promotes Santa Clarita’s sister city relationships, with the goal of strengthening cultural understanding. Projects include medical missions, youth ambassadorships, sister schools, education, arts and culture, and international travel.

Cassidy Oliver's mom (center) accepts the award for her artwork, titled "Colors," from Arts Commissioner John Dow and fellow contest judge Zony Gordon.

Cassidy Oliver’s mom (center) accepts the award for her daughter’s artwork, titled “Colors,” from Arts Commissioner John Dow and fellow contest judge Zony Gordon.

Michael Salerno's brothers accept the prize for the OLPH student's winning poem, from contest judge Kim Goldman of SCV Youth Project and Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin.

Michael Salerno’s brothers accept the prize for the OLPH student’s winning poem, from contest judge Kim Goldman of the SCV Youth Project and Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin.

William Diament of SCV Charter, with Arts Commissioner John Dow and contest judge Zony Gordon

William Diament of SCV Charter School (center) with Arts Commissioner John Dow and contest judge Zony Gordon

Tyler Jacob Goeckeritz of SCVi Charter School

Tyler Jacob Goeckeritz of SCVi Charter School

Samantha Raskin, SCVi Charter School

Samantha Raskin, SCVi Charter School, with Arts Commissioner John Dow

Kyle Boyd of Hart High, flanked by Arts Commissioners John Dow and Susan Shapiro.

Kyle Boyd of Hart High, flanked by Arts Commissioners John Dow and Susan Shapiro.

Keira Boyd of Placerita Junior High, with Arts Commissioner John Dow (left) and Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin.

Keira Boyd of Placerita Junior High, with Arts Commissioner John Dow (left) and Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Striplin.

Jillian Brimigion of SCVi Charter School with Arts Commissioner John Dow.

Jillian Brimigion of SCVi Charter School with Arts Commissioner John Dow.

Jennie Hernandez of SCVi Charter School with Arts Commissioner John Dow.

Jennie Hernandez of SCVi Charter School with Arts Commissioner John Dow.

Claudio Acosta-Junqueira, president of the SCV International Program, greets the crowd at Monday's awards ceremony.

Claudio Acosta-Junqueira, president of the SCV International Program, greets the crowd at Monday’s awards ceremony.

Winning artwork from a student in Santa Clarita's sister city of Sariaya in The Philippines is on display.

Winning artwork from a student in Santa Clarita’s sister city of Sariaya in The Philippines is on display.

scvip4 scvip3 scvip1

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

No Comments

    Leave a Comment


    Related Content
    LATEST CITY HEADLINES
    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Hot on the heels of the original Silicon Valley and the more recently named Silicon Beach, the current buzz is all about the Silicon Suburb or Santa Clarita Valley.
    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    The next New Heights panel will focus on "The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Grant Writing" and will be on July 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Centre.
    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Santa Clarita City Council agenda for May 23, 2017
    Monday, May 22, 2017
    The North County Transportation Coalition is encouraging area residents to weigh in on the guidelines under development by Los Angeles County Metro (Metro) for Measure M by submitting their comments at www.theplan.metro.net until May 26.
    Monday, May 22, 2017
    The Drive Safe White Ribbon Campaign began in 1997 in response to concerns over the large number of local teenagers who lost their lives in vehicular collisions as a result of a bad decision to drive recklessly or while impaired. The Class of 2003 White Ribbon card listed 17 students killed since 1998.
    Keep Up With Our Facebook
    -->
    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]
    West Ranch High School dedicated their new Wall of Honor on Friday, which was produced by four West Ranch High School ASB students.
    West Ranch High School Unveils Wall of Honor
    Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the SCV Senior Center honored those who gave their life in service. Plus, SCVi students are building a "tiny house" for a homeless veteran. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
    SCV NewsBreak for Friday, May 26, 2017
    Fourth and fifth graders at Santa Clarita Valley International School are asking for the community’s assistance over Memorial Day weekend with fundraising for a “tiny house” they are building for a homeless veteran.
    SCVi Students Raising Funds for Tiny House for Homeless Vet
    Plambeck's objective, plain and simple, has always been about stopping development by any means possible. Her strategy involves multiple delay tactics, the worst being groundless litigation.
    Chicken Little, Part 2 | Commentary by Dan Masnada
    The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, roars into June with a unique lineup of events including a classic Volkswagen car show, James Bond-themed SENSES Block Party and monthly variety show. Old Town Newhall is the hot spot on Thursday nights so grab your friends and family and come down for some fun.
    Thursdays@Newhall June Lineup: Classic Volkswagen, James Bond, more
    A feeling of delightful gratification for a mentor typically comes about when seeing a mentee develop and realize success. Their reward is in victories the students achieve, which are often seen as a measure of the instructor’s own success, positive influence and guidance. Such is the story of Dr. Luis S. Garcia and the Education Based Incarceration program.
    Inmate Earns Doctoral Degree While in L.A. County Jail System
    On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging leadership convened at the future location of the new Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center and announced that only $2.3 million additional fundraising dollars needed to be raised before construction could begin on the Center.
    New SCV Senior Center Waits on $2.3 Mil.
    Peter Lambert tossed eight strong innings, but the San Jose Giants came from behind to knock off the JetHawks, 4-2, in the rubber game of the series on Thursday night at The Hangar.
    San Jose Giants Beat JetHawks 4-2 Thursday
    Ninety percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. It takes 10 minutes or less to learn how to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive. The County of Los Angeles Emergency Medical Services Agency, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the American Heart Association are once again coordinating free hands-only CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day, June 1, at over 50 sites across Los Angeles County to help improve cardiac survivability.
    June 1: L.A. County Coordinates Sidewalk CPR Day
    When Jeanny Olivares, 22, crosses the stage on Friday, June 2, for College of the Canyons’ Commencement, she will be receiving two associate degrees in marketing and accounting, which she earned in a year-and-a-half’s time.
    COC Grad Earns Two Degrees While Facing Adversity
    1907 - John Wayne born in Iowa; got start in movies filmed in Placerita Canyon [watch one]
    The CLWA-NCWD merger is not a takeover, as Plambeck repeatedly insists. It is the product of months of discussion between two willing parties, which could be terminated at any time by either party or both parties.
    Chicken Little, Part 1 | Commentary by Dan Masnada
    Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, deputies and volunteers trained for an active shooter situation at The Masters University Thursday morning. Plus, a girl is fighting for her life, leaving her family asking the community for blood donations to help her survive. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
    SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Dr. Steven J. Golightly, Director of the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department (CSSD), was recognized on May 22 for his Department’s innovative efforts to improve child support services for L.A. County residents and his zeal for developing future leaders for government service to the public.
    County Child Support Services Director Receives Excellence in Government Award
    Motown in Town is back on Sunday, June 25 from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
    June 25: Motown in Town 2 at the Hyatt
    Hot on the heels of the original Silicon Valley and the more recently named Silicon Beach, the current buzz is all about the Silicon Suburb or Santa Clarita Valley.
    Business Incubator Tenant Selected for Festival of Creativity in Cannes
    Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, announces that Senate Bill (SB 792), a measure to establish an oversight commission for Los Angeles County Measure B trauma funding has cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and is headed to the Senate floor for a vote.
    Oversight of LA County Trauma Care Dollars Given Green Light
    Princess Cruises has debuted its 2018-2019 Exotics program which will take guests to culturally rich and iconic cruise destinations around the globe.
    Princess Cruises Debuts 2018-2019 Exotics Sailings
    Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, announces that Senate Bills 634 (SB 634), a measure which would create a new water district in the Santa Clarita Valley, cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and is headed to the Senate floor for consideration.
    SCV Water Agency Merger Bill Clears Senate Panel
    During a nighttime operation, SCV Sheriffs deputies and detectives made contact with several individuals which resulted in three arrests for warrants and narcotics related offenses.
    SCV Sheriff’s Deputies, Detectives Conduct Nighttime Commercial Burglary Suppression
    The Castaic Lake Water Agency Water Resources Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Water Division.
    June 1: CLWA Water Resources Committee Meeting
    In celebration of its 10th year anniversary, the College of the Canyons literary and arts magazine cul-de-sac will release its annual volume at a special reception on Friday, May 26, which will include readings from students.
    May 26: COC Literary Magazine Celebrates a Decade of Artistry
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on May 27, 2017 in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.
    May 27: SCV Sheriff’s Deputies Conducting Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation
    The next New Heights panel will focus on "The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Grant Writing" and will be on July 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Centre.
    July 12: New Heights Discusses Effective Grant Writing
    The San Jose Giants rallied late and pulled away for an 11-7 victory over the Lancaster JetHawks in a back-and-forth game on Wednesday night at The Hangar.
    JetHawks Fall to San Jose Giants
    Wildflower lovers are split into two camps: One camp likes the purple color of the flowers, while the other quickly points out everything that's wrong with this non-native, invasive species.
    The Prickly One
    1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
    A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) motorcyclist that collided with a truck on Interstate 5 in the early hours of Tuesday morning is recovering at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, a spokesman said.
    LAPD Motorcyclist in “Serious” Condition after Tuesday’s I-5 Collision
    Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an update on the LAPD motorcyclist that collided with a truck on the I-5 Tuesday morning. Plus, Castaic Middle School students get a glimpse at a career in animal training. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
    SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    An 8-year-old Santa Clarita girl is fighting for her life Wednesday, leaving her family asking the community for blood donations to help her survive.
    8-Year-Old Girl in Need of Blood Donations
    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Tuesday urged Congress to reject President Trump’s federal education budget proposal, which includes deep cuts to teacher training, after school programs, mental health services, advanced coursework, and many other important programs.
    State Superintendent Urges Congress to Reject Federal Education Budget Proposal
    On May 16, 2017, the State Water Resources Quality Control Board approved an amendment to the Los Angeles Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) to incorporate Salt and Nutrient Management Measures for the Upper Santa Clara River Basin.
    Salt, Nutrient Management Measures Approved for Santa Clara River Basin
    Valencia Water Company (VWC) is encouraging customers to maintain their water-saving achievements from the recent drought and take advantage of improved rebates, incentives, online workshops and other resources to secure permanent water efficiencies inside their homes and for their landscapes.
    Valencia Water Company Expands Rebates to Help Home Water-Use Efficiencies
    Bigger, better and wetter than ever, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is ready to keep Southern Californian’s cool all summer long. The water park opens for its 23rd season on Saturday, May 27 with over 23 unique slides and attractions for the entire family.
    May 27: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashes Into Summer
    Princess Cruises, the world’s largest premium cruise line, and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (Friendship Association) officially began Majestic Princess’ journey from Rome to China which will feature a cultural exchange program themed “Telling the Chinese Story along the Silk Road Sea Route.”
    Majestic Princess Begins Journey to China Along the Silk Road Sea Route