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Feb, 2016

Uni scores strongly in local Rotary International Pageant of the Arts

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[Posted February 23, 2016] Fourteen Uni students walked away with prizes in the Westwood Village Rotary Club “Pageant of the Arts” contests held in January.

The ‘Pageant of the Arts’ contest – in art, dance, music and speech – is a Rotary International District 5280 program for high school students. The Westwood Village Rotary Club competition awarded prizes of $150 to the winners, $100 for second and $50 for third in each category.

The first-place winners in each category will go to the Rotary District 5280 Art Contest at Loyola Marymount University on March 5th to have a chance to win prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250 in each category. District 5280 includes approximately 75 Rotary Clubs on the west side of Los Angeles from Palos Verdes north into the San Fernando Valley.

Uni’s competitors were coached by Lynn Ishii, Uni’s Visual Arts Chair & Budget Committee Chair. Congratulations to Uni’s award winners:

1st: Enrique Hernandez (11th grade)
2nd: Alessandra Vela (12th)
3rd: Baile Folklorico (12th)

1st: Victoria Saxxon (11)
2nd: Mona Farzan and Alexandra Strong (12)
3rd: tie, Cynthia Jacinto (10) and Kyana Shajari (12)

1st: Hannah Grace Smith (11)
2nd: Hamd Iqbal (11)
3rd: Max Harrell (11)

Visual Arts:
1st: Alexander Kim (12)
2nd: Salma Abdusamad (11)
3rd: Ashly Vigil (12)

Westwood Village Rotary International Vocational Service Chair Jim Crane noted that “Not all clubs participate, but from the past I would expect to have maybe 25 high schools represented in the Arts contest at the District level on March 5.”

Good luck to Uni’s District competitors!

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