SRVUSD opens annual Student Recognition Project

Contest categories include arts, writing, design; $1,000 scholarships available

The San Ramon Valley school district has begun recruiting high school students to participate in its annual Student Recognition Project, which offers local teens the chance to submit original works in two-dozen competitive categories such as visual and performing arts, writing, multimedia, science, architecture and community service.

The contest "gives high school students in SRVUSD the chance to be recognized and rewarded for something they're passionate about," district officials said in a statement.

Interested students must sign up online by Feb. 19, and project entries are due by 4 p.m. March 3.

The student projects are judged by local community members with expertise in their fields. Winners will receive a prize, the opportunity to interact with judges and can participate in the annual awards breakfast in April, district officials said.

For the second year in a row, some participants can apply to earn a scholarship created to honor the memory of former Student Recognition Project committee member Raj Shah.

The Raj Shah Memorial Scholarship is open to all high school seniors who are participating in the recognition project and who plan to attend a post-secondary institution. Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year -- one student winner per high school.

Scholarship applications are due by March 3.

Student Recognition Project categories include drama, poetry, journalism, creative writing, computer-aided drafting, video production, web design, digital art, culinary arts, three-dimensional art/applied design, digital photography, film photography, science, visual arts (black and white), visual arts (color), vocal music, instrumental music, architecture/computer-aided design, fashion design, dance, instrumental piano, early childhood education, entrepreneur and community service.

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