Directing Change

Submission Deadline:
March 1, 2019

2013 Contest Winners and Finalists

 

Congratulations! The statewide and regional winners for the 2013 Directing Change high school student video contest have been selected.

Statewide Winners

Suicide Prevention Category

First Place: Hey, I’m Allen
Los Angeles County
Loyola High School
Student Name(s): Angel Lopez
Advisor Name: Chris Walter
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Second Place: The Messages
Los Angeles County
Sunland Christian School
Student Name(s): Tatiana Samano
Advisor Name: Terry Neven
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Third Place: Tell Someone (Suicide PSA)
San Diego County
Del Norte High School
Student Name(s): Megan Drew and Lindsay Stevens
Advisor Name: Steve Holstrom
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Honorable Mention: Make a Change
(Does not advance to public voting)
Sonoma County
Analy High School
Student Name(s): Kendra Goff
Advisor Name: Anne Humphrey
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Eliminating Stigma Category

First Place:  Circling Stigma (Spencer Wilson 2013)
Marin County
Novato High School
Student name(s): Spencer Wilson
Advisor name: Peter Ornstein
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Second Place: More Than a Mental Illness
Sonoma County
Montgomery High School
Student name(s): Emma Spiekerman
Advisor name: Steven Forrest
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Third Place: Become a Friend
San Diego County
San Diego High School of Business
Student name(s): Antonio Pernicano, Adrian Ross, Luis Tagudar, Kenneth Rizo
Advisor name: Daren Sparks
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Honorable Mention: Emily’s Monster
(Does not advance to public voting)
Los Angeles County
California Virtual Academies
Student name(s): Jackelyn Dorado
Advisor name: Stacey Millar de Barrios
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Regional Winners

The first prize winner(s) advance to the statewide level of the contest.

SUICIDE PREVENTION CATEGORY

Region 1, 2:
Counties in region: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma, Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity

First Prize (tie): Hope
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 97.3
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student Name(s): Bradley Cox, Sean Olson
Advisor Name: Michael Peck
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First Prize (tie): Make a Change
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 97.83
Sonoma County
Analy High School
Student Name(s): Kendra Goff
Advisor Name: Anne Humphrey
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Third Prize: Recognize the Signs
Score: 95.00
Sonoma County
Analy High School
Student Name(s): Olivia Hislop
Advisor Name: Anne Humphrey

Honorable Mention: Trimboli
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student name(s): Jonny Trimboli, Cody Young
Advisor name: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mention: Prusa_Carpenter
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student names: Gabriel Prusa, Jason Carpenter
Advisor name: Michael Peck
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Region 3:
Counties in region: Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba

First Prize: you are not alone
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 95.6
Placer County
Woodcreek High School
Student Name(s): Nick Garner, Keith Dougherty, Vince Fernandez
Advisor Name: Mark Hajewski
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Second Prize: You’re Not Alone
Score: 90
Placer County
Woodcreek High School
Student Name(s): Riley Murtagh, Tyler Palasek, Nazar Podolchuk
Advisor Name: Mark Hajewski
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Third Prize: You Are Not Alone
Score: 89.50
Placer County
Woodcreek High School
Student Name(s): Benjamin Madison, Justin LaHiff, Robert Cary
Advisor Name: Mark Hajewski
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Honorable Mention: GSHS
El Dorado County
Golden Sierra High School
Student name(s): Darin Kintigh
Advisor name: Matt Souza

Honorable Mention: Reaching Out
Sacramento County
Folsom High School
Student name(s): Cassidy Cagney, Brett Kirk
Advisor name: Laurie Theis
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Region 4, 5:
Counties in region: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz

First Prize: Just takes one
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 96.80
Napa County
New Technology High
Student Name(s): Wei-Qi Ooi, Camille Mercier, Max Lustig, Meg Potter
Advisor Name: James D Brown
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Second Prize: You’re Not Alone
Score: 96
Santa Clara County
Gunderson High School
Student Name(s): Jessica Lamping, Joel Lopez
Advisor Name: Ben Herlth

Third Prize: Chance
Score: 95.5
Solano County
Buckingham Charter Magnet High School
Student Names: Jonathan Godinez, Jose Emilio Valcarcel, James Davis and Kristen Bonilla
Advisor Name: Lynn Larsen
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Honorable Mention: Helping Hand
Solano County
Armijo High School
Student name(s): Edgar Plascencia, Oscar Ramos, Angelica Ortega
Advisor name: Joe Summers

Region 6, 7, & 8:
Counties in region: Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare, Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

First Prize: Suicide can be prevented
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 96
Tulare County
Golden West High School
Student Name(s): Chad Saechao, Austin Harms, Taylor Suggs and Oscar Gutierrez
Advisor Name: Scott Smith
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Second Prize: Path of Life
Score: 94.33
Fresno County
Violet Heintz Education Academy
Student Name(s): Andrew Horn, Mary Turner, Anthony Moreno, Brandon Odenal
Advisor Name: Brian Bishop

Third Prize: Not alone
Score: 93.75
San Luis Obispo County
Arroyo Grande High School
Student Name(s): Madison Clift, Corryn Haynes
Advisor Name: Jim Dickens

Honorable Mention: Be a Friend
Fresno County
Violet Heintz Education Academy
Student name(s): Mary Turner, Andrew Horn, Schitavong Hue and Brandon Odenal
Advisor name: Brian Bishop
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Honorable Mention: Understanding
Fresno County
Selma High School
Student name(s): Shawn Redfield, Daisy Camacho
Advisor name: Christina Lallas

Region 9:
Counties in region: Imperial, Orange, San Diego

First Prize (tie): Suicide PSA
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 96.67
San Diego County
Del Norte High School
Student Name(s): Megan Drew
Advisor Name: Steve Holstrom
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First Prize (tie): The Dig
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 96.67
San Diego County
La Jolla High School
Student Name(s): Adam Hersko-RonaTas, Darian Spencer
Advisor Name: Kerry Dill
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Third Prize: Anyone
Score: 93.75
Orange County
Mission Viejo High School
Student Name(s): Alicia Cota, Tina Profant, Ava Lorizzo
Advisor Name: John Harnack
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Honorable Mention: Light-Footed
San Diego County
Scripps Ranch High School
Student name(s): Andrew Bushnell, John Troja, Elliot Brown, Jessica Allen
Advisor name: Mike Wasinski
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Honorable Mention: Hope
Orange County
Orange County School of the Arts
Student name(s): Olivia Mazzucato
Advisor name: Aaron Orullian
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Region 10:
Counties in region: Inyo, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino

First Prize: The Sun Always Shines
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 100
Riverside County
Banning High School
Student Name(s: Ashley Castillo, Christine Castro, Osvaldo Vallejo, Jonathan Samaniego
Advisor Name: John Mendolia
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Second Prize: Suicide Commercial 2
Score: 98.3
Riverside County
Valley View High School
Student Name(s): Jaylin Williams, Kiona Leonard, Cecilia Lopez
Advisor Name: Chris Lorenz

Third Prize: Reality
Score: 98
Riverside County
Vista Murrieta High School
Student Name(s): Aubree Vanderhoeven
Advisor Name: Mike Verkouteren
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Honorable Mention: The Unexpected
Riverside County
Vista Murrieta High School
Student name(s): Connor Gilmore
Advisor name: Mike Verkouteren
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Honorable Mention: Know the Signs
Inyo County
Bishop Union High School
Student name(s): Ginger Perez
Advisor name: Kathleen Stout
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Region 11:
Counties in region: Los Angeles

First Prize (tie): The Messages
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 98.33
Los Angeles County
Sunland Christian School
Student Name(s): Tatiana Samano
Advisor Name: Terry Neven
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First Prize (tie): No longer lost
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 98.3.
Los Angeles County
The Emerson Academy
Student Name(s): Gabrielle Edgar, Jake Sievert, Hale Torrance, Toni Nelli
Advisor Name: Paul Barron
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Third Prize: Hey, I’m Allen
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 98.00
Los Angeles County
Loyola High School
Student Name(s): Angel Lopez
Advisor Name: Chris Walter
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Fourth Prize: Help Save a Life
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 96.67
Los Angeles County
Helen Bernstein High School
Student Name(s): Hannah Swann, Angela Yezagelyan, Marvin Alexander, Jennifer Pimentel
Advisor Name: Tohfeh Yadegar
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Honorable Mention: Sunrise
Los Angeles County
Environmental Science and Technology High School High School
Student name(s): Armando Herrera
Advisor name: Latiffe Amado
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Honorable Mention: Words Hurt
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
Student name(s): Cameron Quon
Advisor name: Wade Williams
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ELIMINATING STIGMA CATEGORY

Region 1,2,3,4:
Counties in region: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma, Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano

First Prize: Circling Stigma (Spencer Wilson 2013)
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 97.33
Marin County
Novato High School
Student name(s): Spencer Wilson
Advisor name: Mr. Peter Ornstein
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Second Prize: Parallel Lives
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 91.33
Yolo County
Da Vinci Charter Academy
Student name(s): Thomas Bergamaschi, Ekam Sandhu, Jacob Kelly, Bella Romero
Advisor name: Lynn Fowler
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Third Prize: More Than a Mental Illness
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 90.67
Sonoma County
Montgomery High School
Student name(s): Emma Spiekerman
Advisor name: Steven Forrest
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Fourth Prize: Eliminate Stigma
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 86.67
Sacramento County
Sheldon High School
Student name(s): Alexandria Clark
Advisor name: Shawn Sullivan
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Region 5,6,7,8,9:
Counties in region: Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare, Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Imperial, Orange, San Diego

First Prize: Become A Friend
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 96.33
San Diego County
MVPA, Media, Visual and Performing Arts at the San Diego High Educational Complex
Student name(s): Antonio Pernicano, Adrian Ross, Luis Tagudar, Kenneth Rizo
Advisor name: Daren Sparks
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Second Prize: ENDING MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 93.67
Fresno County
Violet Heintz Education Academy
Student name(s): Andrew Horn, Mary Turner, Anthony Moreno and Schitavong Hue
Advisor name: Brian Bishop

Third Prize: be that person
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 90.33
San Luis Obispo County
Atascadero High School
Student name(s): Elias Jordan, Hannah Gonzales,
Advisor name: KC Chaffee
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Region 10,11:
Counties in region: Inyo, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles

First Prize: Emily’s Monster
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 94.67
Los Angeles County
California Virtual Academies
Student name(s): Jackelyn Dorado
Advisor name: Stacey Millar de Barrios
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Second Prize: Change Your Mind
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Score: 87.75
Los Angeles County
Pete Knight High School
Student name(s): Ivania Isassi, Angel Gomez, Randy McKeithan
Advisor name: Fabian Montagut

Third Prize: What’s Your Label? (Mascarenas)
(Advanced to statewide level of the contest)
Riverside County
Murrieta Valley High School
Student name(s): Constance Francois, Lyndsey Mascarenas
Advisor name: Ella Harrison
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SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS BY CONTEST ORGANIZERS

(Sorry, no prizes)

OUTSTANDING ACTING PERFORMANCES:

Strive for Life
Monterey County
Santa Catalina High School
Student name(s): Gaby Alias, Halley Albert,
Advisor name: Courtney Shove
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The Unexpected
Riverside County
Vista Murrieta High School
Student name(s): Connor Gilmore
Advisor name: Mike Verkouteren
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CINEMATOGRAPHY:

A Friend
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Student name(s): Chris Peacock, Mauricio Aguilar
Advisor name: Deborah Conow
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Sunrise
Los Angeles County
Environmental Science and Technology High School High School
Student name(s): Armando Herrera
Advisor name: Latiffe Amado
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JFKHS You’re Not Alone
Los Angeles County
John F. Kennedy High School
Student name(s): Angelica Fabian, Luis Ivey
Advisor name: Aaron Lemos
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CREATIVE SCRIPT WRITING:

WHS You Are Not Alone
Placer County
Woodcreek High School
Student Name(s): Benjamin Madison, Justin LaHiff, Robert Cary
Advisor Name: Mark Hajewski
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LHS Messages
Los Angeles County
Loyola High School
Student name(s): Nolan Arcos, Fabio Bachemin
Advisor name: Chris Walter
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Pathway to Hope
Riverside County
Indio High School
Student name(s): Kenya Gentry, Aileen Montoya, Reyes Guerra, Jessica Pena
Advisor name: Rosa Dibello
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MHHS Group 7
San Diego County
Mission Hills High School
Student name(s): Angelique Ausejo, Gillian Parker, Victoria Kempf, Kathleen Krogh
Advisor name: Ryan Archer
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Help Save a Life
Los Angeles County
Helen Bernstein High School
Student Name(s): Hannah Swann, Angela Yezagelyan, Marvin Alexander, Jennifer Pimentel
Advisor Name: Tohfeh Yadegar
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Trimboli
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
Student name(s): Jonny Trimboli, Cody Young
Advisor name: Michael Peck
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FIRST SUBMISSION (10/23/12):

AllofOurActions
Los Angeles County
West Ranch High School
Student name(s): Tyler Burdsall
Advisor name: Jennifer Overdevest

 

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This film was produced as part of the Directing Change video contest and is a copyrighted work of the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), using funds from the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63).  Any screening or use of the film must include the funding attribution at the beginning or end to acknowledge the role California voters and taxpayers have played in the brining this program to life.  Permission is granted to display the films for educational purposes, and to reproduce and distribute it for those purposes.  Sale or any use for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.

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