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The 2022 Slick Rock Student Film Festival – Central California’s largest student film competition — returns to the Visalia Fox Theatre on Friday, May 13. The festival will begin at 9:00 a.m. with 200 middle and high school films screened back to back until approximately 3:30 p.m. 

At 5:15 p.m., students who played a central role in producing Slick Rock “Premiere Cut” films will walk the red carpet into the theater. The awards ceremony will begin at 6:15 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the screenings and the awards ceremony is free. 

Read more about Slick Rock in News Gallery Week.

Also in News Gallery Week: Migrant Journalism Project returns with five new editions this spring; Tulare County students do well at National History Day – California state competition; Visalia students recognized for Pursuing Victory with Honor; Around the County: Hope School District, Harmony Magnet Academy, Olive Street School, and Palm School receive state award 

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Profiles in Character
Pixley Elementary students win Squad Goal Award

At the annual Reading Revolution event, Pixley Elementary students Cassandra Leon, Walley Alamsi, Sophia Maldonado, and Cynthia Villa won the Squad Goal Award for their extraordinary sportsmanship when faced with a difficult situation.

“Our students were so proud to receive the Squad Goal Award yesterday,” said Pixley teacher Dena Deatherage. “We talked about it in the car on the ride back to school and how it's better to be honored for your character than any other type of award. They were just so happy and kept talking about how it was the best day ever.”

Read more about the students here.

If you witness an act of sportsmanship, please submit it to: PVWH Sports in Action
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