Arcadia High School students earned one of the top awards at the Student Television & Film National Competition (“STN”) held in Nashville, Tennessee last week. The Arcadia students had to create, write, film, produce and edit a short documentary in 8 hours or less for the “Crazy 8s” Documentary Film Competition. The prompt for the documentary was “Sounds Good To Me”. For their efforts, the Titans were awarded one of the highest recognitions among hundreds of schools competing from all over the United States. Nearly 4,000 students from schools throughout the country, including Hawaii and Alaska, competed in multiple contests during the four-day event. In addition to the documentary competition, the Arcadia students were required to showcase their skills and talents in TV news & broadcasting, film writing, cinematography, editing and production based upon certain themes/prompts, specific time constraints and stringent rules. The competition was held March 15-18 at the Gaylord Hotel & Conference Center. Based on auditions, 10 juniors and seniors were selected to represent Arcadia at the National Competition:
Jacob Staudenmaier (senior)
Nick Forney (senior)
Dallas Greene (senior)
Narsah (Tate) Kharnis (senior)
Christopher Smith (junior)
Rachael Schulman (junior)
Lindsay Formica (junior)
Max Swiergol (junior)
Dash McDonald (junior)
Alex Teneyck (junior)
Eric Luse, Arcadia High School ANN & Film Instructor, and another SUSD teacher served as chaperones for the competition. Thank you to everyone who supported these students with donations and other assistance, making it possible for them to compete against other Film & TV students at the National level. CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE STUDENTS FOR THEIR AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENTS!
ARCADIA STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL MAY 14 – SPONSORS & DONATIONS NEEDED
The ever popular (and always sold out) Arcadia Student Film Festival is slated for Monday evening May 14 at the Harkins Shea 14 Theaters. The Arcadia ANN/Film students will showcase their talents at this annual event, under the direction of Instructor Eric Luse. This is the Arcadia Media Communications Program’s biggest fundraiser of the year. There are multiple ways that individuals and local businesses can participate - ranging from sponsorships to donating goods/services to the Film Festival raffle.
Sponsorship levels include:
Preferred Sponsor $400 – Full Page Ad in Film Festival Program
Gold Sponsor $200 – Half Page Ad
Silver Sponsor $100 – Quarter Page Ad
Business Sponsor $50 – Business Card Ad
Ideas for raffle donations include gift cards from local businesses, movie tickets, sporting event tickets, concert tickets, museum tickets, Botanical Garden tickets, camera or film equipment or services, Behind the Scenes Tours of Local TV or Radio Stations, gift baskets of food, wine or other items, stay at weekend homes – anything and everything is welcome. For further information on Film Festival sponsorships or the raffle, please contact Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier at email@example.com or Rhonda Suder at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting the Arcadia Media Comm Program students.
HELP FOR HARVEY DRIVE A SUCCESS!
The Key Club of Arcadia is proud to announce they have raised over $920 with a school wide money drive to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Titled Help for Harvey, the money collected from the two week drive was donated to the Kiwanis Texas Children’s Fund for Hurricane Relief. Huge thanks to the students and teachers who supported the drive, to the work of Key Club’s Co Vice President Abe Speck who chaired the program, Treasurer Andrew Constantinou, and to Jacob Staudenmaier for donating his time to make an ad to promote the fundraiser on A.N.N. Key Club of Arcadia was just reactivated at Arcadia this year.
The club’s mission is service oriented within the school, local community and beyond. In addition to the Help for Harvey Drive, Key Club has implemented a mentoring program for the students in the after school classes at Ingleside called Titan Time. Several times a month, Key Club members visit Ingleside on Monday afternoons to spend time with the students playing chess, gardening, dance, etc.
To date the club has over 50 members.
The club will also be working with St. Mary’s Food in November.
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Arcadia PTO Mission Statement
Arcadia High School's PTO strives to facilitate and increase communication, promoting a long-lasting sense of community and spirit among our Arcadia families; supplementing additional funding for curricular and extracurricular programs which support our teachers, students and the administration.
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