GLENDALE MAN WINS CONTEST FOR SKATEBOARD ART DESIGN.Byline: SIMONE SCHRAMM Community columnist
Arturo Arriaga, 19, of Glendale won the 2003 Design A Deck art competition at the Glendale Galleria The Glendale Galleria is a large 3 story regional shopping mall located in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. It is the second largest mall in Los Angeles County. It is located in Downtown Glendale. , a contest that recognizes special achievement in skateboard art design.
About 150 competitors ranging from 12 to 19 years of age showcased their designs, which went from bold and colorful to edgy. Arriaga's winning design depicts the word ``art'' in fancy script and a man holding aloft a can of spray paint beside a sign reading ``Different artistic methods.'' The design was emblazoned on a custom-made skateboard, which was put on display for shoppers to see.
Judges based their criteria on originality and general design.
``To tell you the truth, I was surprised that I won,'' said Arriaga.
``I saw some really interesting stuff out there ... people with talent.''
Arriaga has been interested in art since he was in kindergarten. Currently, Arriaga's favorite art subjects are oil-paint landscapes and drawings. He plans to attend college or art school in the near future.
Two teachers received the prestigious 2002 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Both received a special citation signed by President George W. Bush, a $7,500 grant to improve science and mathematics instruction at their schools and a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the awards ceremony and participate in other activities.
The recipients are:
Pam Mason of Patrick Henry Middle School and Charlene Maxim of the Mesa Union Elementary School District in Ventura.
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Students in all grade levels competed in four categories: Literature, Visual Arts, Photography and Music.
First-grader Rumi Handen won first place in Literature for her entry titled ``Thoughts About Courage,'' which will go on to be judged at the California State Competition.
Also honored were:
Wesley Adrianson, second grade; Siobban Chamoun, fifth grade; Eliran Elkriaf, fifth grade; Zach Elledge, fifth grade; Eli Goss, third grade; Eran Hamov, third grade; Oliva Heslov, second grade; Zachary Russom, fifth grade; and Maxwell Young, third grade.
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Mario's drawing, ``Recycling Rabbit,'' won him admission to Disneyland and it will be used in a future outreach campaign to raise environmental issues to students in the Los Angeles Unified School District The Los Angeles Unified School District (the "LAUSD") is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. Only the New York City Department of Education has a larger student population. .
The Los Angeles Educational Partnership presented seven local schools and teaching teams with the 2003 Excellence Award, which recognizes individuals and campuses that have made a measurable impact on student achievement.
Schools and school communities received $10,000 each and the teaching teams each received $5,000.
The teaching category winners are:
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The school-community category winner is:
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