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SGMHS Film Fest Winners

SGMHS Film Fest Winners

2016-05-31 02.24.44On April 16, San Gabriel Mission High School’s Media Department held its 9th Annual Film Festival. Each year, media and film students submit their entries under various categories including Music Videos, Experimental, Commercial, and Short Films. Entries are then reviewed by a panel of judges including teachers, media and film program alumni, and students from local prestigious film schools like UCLA.

This year, three of the film festival winners are CEF scholars. Sabrina Jones (Director) and Daisy Delgadillo (Editor) won first place in the Experimental Films category, and Sylvia Camacho (Director) won first place in the Short Films category. Jones’ and Delgadillo’s entry, “Paisley,” portrays the bond between a dog and an owner. Camacho’s submission, “Empty Nest,” depicts the neglect and struggle some parents face when their children move out and leave home.

The girls have been involved with Mission’s Media Department in one way or another for a few years either as members of Media Club or students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program’s Film class. In addition to their participation in media and film, the girls excel academically and outside of school. Jones is on the student marketing team at Mission and is an active Confirmation Leader at her parish. Delgadillo serves as secretary of the Fashion Club and volunteers for a youth program during the summer. Camacho is a student in the academically rigorous IB program and is a member of the choir, SMART Team, and culinary club.

The well-rounded students credit their academic and personal success to their Catholic education and the opportunities available to them at San Gabriel Mission High School.

“You have a sense of community and that’s something I’ve always felt comfortable with and something I always had support [from]. It’s something that I have been blessed to experience my entire educational career,” expressed Camacho.

Delgadillo added, “I really enjoy the Catholic faith. It’s played a part in my life.”

They girls also acknowledged the Catholic Education Foundation’s role in motivating and inspiring them to do well in school.

“Our parents work hard to get us here but, given that sometimes [it’s] a struggle, that extra support acts as motivation,” Camacho said. “We are blessed to be here and I think we are trying our best to make sure that we show we are grateful, that it is helpful, and that we are going to be successful in the future.”

 

The girls also acknowledged the Catholic Education Foundation’s role in motivating and inspiring them to do well in school.

 

“Our parents work hard to get us here but, given that sometimes [it’s] a struggle, that extra support acts as motivation,” Camacho said. “We are blessed to be here and I think we are trying our best to make sure that we show we are grateful, that it is helpful, and that we are going to be successful in the future.”