DigArts Students win Regional Award!

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DigArts Students win Regional Award!

(Reprinted in part from the San Diego Union Tribune, May 11, 2016. Article written by karen.pearlman@sduniontribune.com)

"Several budding young videographers and their respective schools will be recognized Thursday (5/12) at the Helix Water District for their work explaining what special districts are.

The students from around the county entered a contest organized by the San Diego Chapter of the California Special Districts Association. The chapter represents more than 40 special districts in the county.

The contest was part of the association's public outreach, asking students to produce one-minute videos depicting 'What's So Special About Special Districts?' It is part of the association's effort to educate the public about what the districts do and their role in local government.

Helix spokesman Mike Urhammer said seven "really well done" videos were received. Winners will split $1,500 in cash awards with their schools."

From Coronado School of the Arts, three DigArts students won the award: Grant Gustin, a freshman in the DigArts-Animation conservatory, and Nathan Goff and Slater Aiello, both freshmen in the DigArts Filmmaking conservatory.

Starting on Thursday, their video can be viewed at sandiegocsda.weebly.com.

"The San Diego Chapter of California Special Districts Association represents local independent public agencies that deliver core local services to communities. Special districts include water agencies, fire protection, parks and recreation, health care, sanitation, mosquito abatement, ports, libraries and public cemeteries. Districts are established by voters and their funding is approved by voters in order to meet specific needs through focused service. For more information, go to csda.net."

Pictured above is Nathan Goff. Picture below are Grant Gustin and Slater Aiello: