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Local Students Shine in Statewide Public Service Announcement Competition

The students research, shoot, edit and produce sixty-second public service announcements.


This year, CTEC had several submissions and four of them were recognized for excellence.


Tied for 3rd Place

Mental Health Matters Category

$250.00 prize

Filmmakers: Josiah Bunde, Gracie Contreras, Alejandro Martinez Melgoza, Essiah Torres

‘A Helping Hand’

Honorable Mention

Mental Health Matters Category

Filmmakers: Philip Cardona, Ash Griggs, Gurkamal Parmar

‘You Are Not Alone”

Honorable Mention

Suicide Prevention Category

Filmmakers: Jairo Domingues, Samuel Perez, Xitlaly Tomas-Rodriguez, Kelly Ursa Santaella

‘Always Ask for Help’

Honorable Mention

Suicide Prevention Category

Filmmakers: Carlos Salazar, James Fulfer, Vanessa Vega

CTEC students compete in Region 4 for this competition, which includes a large number of schools across California: Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, San Francisco, Kern, Kings, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Counties.

You can view all four of our student films on the Directing Change website at