Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MediaFest Awards

A Spring Woods High School senior who created a stunningly detailed digital video cartoon, titled “Captain Zodiak and the Planet of Ice,” won Best in Show honors during the recently held SBISD Digital MediaFest Awards Ceremony.

The May 1 awards ceremony followed months of effort by SBISD Educational Technology to publicize its awards event and seek student submissions in these areas: photography, graphics, publications, live action video or animated video. Held in the auditorium at Westchester Academy for International Studies, the second annual awards event attracted about 200 students and family members.

On the same evening that Lorelei Shannon won the Best of Show award for video animation, the young artist was awarded a $5,000 scholarship during the separate live auction event sponsored by the NewSpring art and business organization.

The Spring Woods High senior will attend the Savannah College of Art and Design this fall. Lorelei quips that she plans to pursue a major in “comics and cartoons” in Savannah. She reportedly spent half a year working on the award winning MediaFest video, a remarkable creation for a high school student.

Lorelei combined her art talents with several complicated digital video software programs to create a stylish, space-age themed video. Opening remarks at the MediaFest Awards Ceremony were delivered by Michelle Voss, who is executive director of Moving Image Arts and Education.

She told all young learners to find a place to “tinker” and to “find a place for yourself.” In addition to acquiring digital skills and technology expertise, she urged students to follow their passion in education and in later career choices. “If you could find something that you really want to do every day, that is great,” she said.

The award ceremony was organized by Educational Technology Facilitator Carrie Foster. The department is led by Sheri Alford. Among other award ceremony highlights, many students in the district’s first-year School for Highly Gifted Students program at Valley Oaks Elementary won first-place awards in several categories.

To view all award categories, student winners and works, please visit MediaFest’s awards site: http://cms.springbranchisd.com/mediafest/Home/Showcase/tabid/29722/Default.aspx


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