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Winners, honorable mentions announced for Student Recognition Project

More than 900 students participate in San Ramon Valley school district contest

Nearly 300 high school students in the San Ramon Valley were recognized last week for having winning or honorable-mention entries in the school district's Student Recognition Project.

The distinctions were announced at a March 17 open house during which the student projects were displayed publicly at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon.

"The quality of the work we judged was beyond spectacular," said Kathy Moore, former San Ramon poet laureate and one of the judges for the poetry and creative writing categories. "We truly are producing some great young writers in our schools and community."

In all, more than 900 students submitted entries in 25 competitive categories to showcase their skills within and beyond the curriculum. Judges consisted of professionals with experience and expertise in the various fields.

The 89 winners named last week will be honored during a gala breakfast April 4. The program is coordinated by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and sponsored in part by Chevron.

"The purpose of the program is to create collaboration among students, educators and the business community in the San Ramon Valley, to promote educational excellence and to prepare students for the business world of the 21st century," district spokesman Terry Koehne said.

Project categories included applied design, architecture/computer-aided drafting, community service, computer programming, creative writing, culinary arts, dance, digital art, drama, early childhood education, entrepreneur, fashion design, instrumental music, journalism, photography-digital, photography-film, poetry, science, video production, visual arts, vocal music and web design.

A complete list of winners and honorable mentions can be accessed online.

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