Camino Real Middle School students really used their heads, as they created a video called Lettuce Eat Healthy,” which won LCPS’ second annual Healthy Eating Active Lifestyle (HEAL) student film festival and video awards May 5, 2014.
Camino Real Middle School won the HEAL “Oscar” for best of show with its “Lettuce Eat Healthy” video.
Camino Real’s “Crossing Guard,” video was first runner up in the finals competition; Centennial High School’s “Active Living Walking Paths” was second runner up and Sierra Middle School sixth grade film and broadcast magnet’s “Healthful Choices” was third runner up.
Here is a list of the winners in all six competition categories:
• Most creative film: “Just Eat It,” Sierra Middle School eighth grade; students: Yvonna Burciaga, Liana Diaz, Katelyn Lawson-Friedman, Sanjiv Harikumar, Jasmine McBurney, Alicia Najera, Victoria Najera, Aory Ramirez, Julio Rios and Kyrtis Sykes, Stephanie Zavala; teacher Anna Perez-Wright.
• Best use of research film: “Nutrition Video,” Zia Middle School; students: Ashley Deruyter, Charlotte Flores, Salma Saenz and Justin Legault; teacher Michael Banegas; honorable mention: “Healthy Eating Video,” Picacho Middle School; students: Emily Villagrana, Kayla Wood and Jaelyn Zuniga; teacher: Arlene Martinez.
• Best healthy eating film: “Healthful Choices,” Sierra Middle School sixth grade; students: Angel Casaus, Anastasia Chavez and Aaliyah Mesa; teacher: Jason Day; honorable mention: “On-Campus Garden Video,” Centennial High School; students: Alyssa Flores and Joseph Fullbright; teacher: Marissa Prentice.
Centennial’s “Walking Paths” video won in the technincal achievement category and was second runner-up in the best-of-show.
• Best active living video: “Crossing Guard,” Camino Real Middle School; students: Taryn Bitton, Brynna Bybee, Ben Curnutt and Roberto Sella; teacher: Dana Andrews; honorable mention: “Field Day,” Mesa Middle School; students: Chloe Adams, Marcus Alberg, Nayeli Carbajal, Vanessa Guzman, Veronique Pena and Jamacia Settles; teacher: Elizabeth Placencio;• Technical achievement award: “Walking Paths,” Centennial High School; students: Alissiea Hernandez and Mathew Solis; teacher: Marissa Prentice; honorable mention: “Lettuce Eat Healthy,” Camino Real Middle School; students: Mia Armendariz, Marhec Arreola, Georgieann Castillo, Megan O’Dell and Ariana Parra; teacher: Dana Andrews.
• Best of show: First place: “Lettuce Eat Healthy,” Camino Real Middle School. Judge Univision photographer Anne Barry-Jester said this of the video: “great opening visuals; clear and concise; uses both constituents (students) and experts (Nancy Cathey and teachers); ended with a clear reason why this would be good.” First runner up: “Crossing Guard,” Camino Real Middle School. Second runner up: “Active Living Walking Paths,” Centennial High School.” Third runner up: “Healthful Choices,” Sierra Middle School sixth grade.
Sierra Middle School eighth graders won the Most Creative Film “Oscar” with their video “Physical Education.”
The film festival and awards presentation are funded by grants from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and SNAP Ed. Participating teachers received training and equipment to support students’ work on videos.