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60 Students Will Create 10 Short Films in Seven-Hour Marathon


WHAT: Elk Grove Unified students are up for the challenge to produce 10 short animated films in seven hours during a friendly Weekend Animation Marathon (WAM) competition that kicks-off on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The marathon begins with a keynote presentation from Stephen Anderson, director of “Meet the Robinsons” and “Winnie the Pooh.” The marathon is hosted by United Schools Productions, a consortium of animation students and faculty from Monterey Trail, Pleasant Grove and Sheldon high schools. All short films will be showcased on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Student participants will then cast their votes for the top three films to receive awards in three categories: animation, story and design.


  • Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Film Production Day
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Film Showcase & Award Ceremony

WHERE: Sheldon High School – Performing Arts Center, 8333 Kingsbridge Drive, Sacramento, CA 95829

WHO: Sixty students from Monterey Trail High School, Pleasant Grove High School and Sheldon High School will participate in the WAM event.

WHY: Elk Grove Unified offers Career Connected Learning programs at its high schools and programs like Animation provide students with rigorous academic study, relevant career technical education, wrap-around student support and work-based learning opportunities. Students participating in this Weekend Animation Marathon (WAM) will be challenged academically, be given opportunities for team collaboration, and receive a crash-course in the filmmaking process to jumpstart their possible animation career.

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About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Eventbrite.

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