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Modesto Junior College

Celebration of the Humanities

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners!

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~ART~

Drawing

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Kayla Carman

Dirk Gently

Second Place

Sokun Yoeung

Jakk

Third Place

Alyssa Grimes

Intensity

3-Dimensional

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Caleb Dowdell

Miss you Grandpa

Second Place

Rita Hodges

Ghost Walker

Third Place

Mishayla Kramer

Should I Slice This Up for the Road? –Shawn Spencer

 Painting

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Nico Camarena

Trip

Second Place

Justin Moore

Ante Mortem (Self Portrait)

Third Place

Diane Rose

Zen Life

Honorable Mention

Eric Cotton

12 Step Program

Mixed Media

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Kayla Carman

College of Robert Becktle’s Alameda Gran Torino

Second Place

David Davidson

The Pi Man Throws Circles at the Sky

Third Place

Ariana Lopez

Ms. What Happens

 Graphics

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Miranda Alvarez

Dream House

Second Place

Anthony Quinn

Fly Away

 

~DANCE CHOREOGRPAHY~

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Harveen  Gil

Forces

Second Place

Rebecca Kauffman

Where I Am

Third Place

Harveen Gil

The Forfeit

Third Place

Lydia Sawyer

A hug is the Only Thing Loud Enough

Honorable Mention

Sean Bautista

Strength Within

~GRAPHIC NARRATIVE~

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Sandra Salcedo

What’s Wrong with Tattoo’s

Second Place

David Davidson

Diatribe on Genetic Modification

Third Place

David Davidson

Venture

 

~HUMANITIES ESSAYS~

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Sehaj Pannu

Social Justice

Second Place

Jordyn Boone

The Voices of the Victims

Third Place

Izake Silveira

Social Justice

~MUSIC COMPOSITION~

Classical Music

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Peyton Toste

Esperance Suites No. 1

 

Second Place

David Stiles

Carbonated Milk

Third Place

Raul Moreno

Blue

Popular Music

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Julian Ortega

Heart was Written

Second Place

Peyton Toste

Moonlit Rose

Third Place

Julian Ortega

Crazy Time Machine

Honorable Mention

David Stiles

Phenal Penal


Electronic Music

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Jonathan Ruiz

Doom

Second Place

Marc Kindley

The Very Breath I Take

Third Place

Denarly Reyes

Another Journey


~MUSIC PERFORMANCE~

Classical Music Solo Performance

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Stephen Rodriguez

Cello Suite No. 1

BWV 1007

Second Place

Merrissa Brambila

Amarilli Mia Bella

Third Place

Samantha Alipio

La Cathédrale Engloutie

 Pop Music Solo or Duo Performance

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Corinne Cortez

Maybe I Like it This Way

Second Place

Amber Suniga

Alto’s Loment

Third Place

Jeffry Jackson

How it Ends


~PHOTOGRAPHY~

Black and White

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Claire Niemann

Into the Void

Second Place

Kayla

Aquino-Gualderama

Sleep Paralysis

Third Place

Vanessa Hernandez

Burning Soul

   

 

Color

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Alena Lopez

Tacks on Hands

Second Place

Maxwell Hollinger

This Isn’t That

Third Place

Frances Kenney

Hailey ‘Camp Mom’

Honorable Mention

Christina Lafountain

4th of July Madness


~THEATRE MONOLOGUES~

Award

Name

Titles

First Place

Corinne Cortez

Wonderland / Proof

Second Place

Kayla Bennett

 

 

Third Place

Rhett Rivera

Defender of Faith /

The Why Overhead

Honorable Mention

Sheressa Jackson

 

 

Honorable Mention

Jesus Guitron

 

 

Honorable Mention

Carol Barr

 

 

Honorable Mention

Sabrina Christensen

America’s Brightest Star / Barrio Hollywood

~THEATRE PLAYWRITING~

Award

Name

Titles

First Place

Katie Larson

A Thoughtless Kind of Love

Second Place

Rudy Perez

Garbage Island

Third Place

David Davidson

Turn Your Location Off!

Honorable Mention

Ahmed Aslan

Sing

~WRITING~

Essay

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Antonio Sanchez

State of the Media Disillusion

Second Place

Tarae McQueen

One Upon a Time There was a Railroad Line

Third Place

Clayton Hunt, Jr.

A Writer’s Way: Individual Action

Honorable Mention

Faith Haile

Mass Murder in America

Honorable Mention

Dominic Macias

The Effects of Raising the Minimum Wage

Honorable Mention

Antonio Sanchez

Et tu. Brute?

 Creative Nonfiction

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Melissa Garcia

The Power of Silence

Second Place

Rhett Rivera

Adulting is Hard: Get Over It

Third Place

Dominic Macias

Reading My Way to an Education

 ~WRITING~

 Poetry

Award

Name

Title

 

First Place

Christa Faircloth

It’ll be so awkward to tell you about how I killed your daughter

 

Second Place

 

Clayton Hunt, Jr.

Sestina for my Sister

 

Third Place

Bernadeh Mokhatas

The Letters

Honorable Mention

David Davidson

Rock(et) Man

 

Honorable Mention

Hugo Vega

Ancient Ghetto

 

Honorable Mention

Alexis Zaragoza

Mansplaining

 

 Short Story

Award

Name

Title

First Place

Jason Gale

The Far Side of the Line

Second Place

Christina Rosengarth

Keeping Quiet

Third Place

Wesley Harden

Emily Dickinson Found M.S.

Honorable Mention

Raquel Tejeda

Journey Back to Life

Honorable Mention

Frank Banuelos

A Trip to the Park


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS

PATRON ~ donation of $300 and more
David & Dianne Dow ~ Aurora Music Productions
Chelsea Gilmore in honor of Dee Dee Gilmore
Modesto Junior College Foundation
Paul & Pamela Ann Neumann
Rod and Freda Motto

FRIEND ~ donation of $150 and more
John Heinsius
Roger Smith

SPONSOR ~ donation of $100 and more
Anne Martin in honor of Ernie Bucio
Shelley Circle
Sheldon Cohen (1933-2018)
Sally Ruddy

SUPPORTER ~ donation of $50 and more
Flora Carter
Tom Duchscher
Eileen Faria
Steven and Helen Grubb
Dr. Jim Johnson
Dan & Lila Peterson
The Redwing Family
Jason Wohlstadter

CONTRIBUTOR ~
Jim and Leslie Beggs
Theresa Rojas

To become a donor, please contact the
Arts, Humanities & Communications Division at 209.575.6081

 

The Dedication

Each year since 1988 we have dedicated this awards ceremony to a person who has helped the Celebration of Humanities in a special way, by working on the organizing committee, supporting the Celebration financially, or promoting the humanities and the Celebration in the community. All have dedicated themselves to advancing the arts and humanities. In this, our fortieth, we applaud them.

1988

Robert Mognis

1989

Grace Lieberman

1990

Dan Onorato

1991

Manuel Rios

1992

Paul Corrigan

1993

Shirley Woodward

1994

Lee Nicholson

1995

Robert & Marie Gallo

1996

Bob Gauvreau

1997

Lewis Woodward

1998

Paul Neumann

1999

Richard Serros

2000

Dan Petersen

2001

Steve Collins

2002

Jim Johnson

2003

David Dow

2004

Michael Sundquist

2005

Tom Duchscher

2006

Janell Glance

2007

Charles Ewing

2008

Wes and Barbara Page

2009

Flora Carter

2010

Lori Bryhni

2011

Carol Lancaster Mingus

2012

Jim Beggs

2013

Doug Smith

2014

Associated Students of MJC

  2015

MJC Arts Division Staff

2016

2017

2018

Chad Redwing

George Boodrookas

Kim T. Davis

  2019

Flora Carter

 The 42nd Annual Celebration of the Humanities Ceremony is dedicated to Flora Carter

 Flora

 In recognition of your effortless contributions you make to enrich the students’ lives here at Modesto Junior College - Thank you and congratulations on your retirement – we’ll miss you

 

 CoTH 2019

                       2019 Information Packet    and    CoTH Entry Form

General Rules - How To Enter

 Eligibility: All MJC students are eligible to enter all categories. All entrants must be or have been enrolled in at least one class at MJC during the 2018-2019 academic year (including summer 2017). Professionals cannot enter in their area of expertise. Students who have not enrolled in an MJC course by February 1, 2019 will not be eligible to enter the Celebration of the Humanities contest.

Registration: A $10.00 Entry Fee is required of all participants. Payment of the $10.00 fee allows students to submit any number of entries in any number of contests, subject to the limitations of the individual contests. In the event a contest is cancelled a student will be issued a refund.

Checklist For Entering A Work In The Competition:

1.   Before Submitting Your Work: Please review this General Rules page and the instructions on the category page for each contest you are entering. 

2.   Payment of Fees: Before you deliver your work, you must pay the $10.00 entry fee for the MJC Humanities Contest by going to the East Campus, Business Services Office. Ask to pay for the MJC Humanities Contest. 

Business Services Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

Registered work(s) must be submitted to the designated receiving area (see your specific contest rules) no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. A copy of the registration receipt is required to submit with each contest. The student should also retain a copy of the registration receipt for himself or herself as proof of payment.

3.   Submissions: Bring your entry or entries and a copy of your registration receipt to the designated receiving area noted in your contest category instructions. Turn in a completed entry form for each work submitted.

4.   Entry Forms: An entry form can be found online at mjc.edu/arts. It may be used for entry into any category or contest. One entry form is required for each work submitted. Complete the entry form, sign the form, submit a copy of the form for each contest, and keep a copy of the registration form for yourself.

Limitations: There are no limitations on the number of categories or contests entered unless stated so in rule packet of that category. However, participants may not enter a contest in which they have twice previously won first, second, or third place. All entries must be original unpublished works (unless otherwise noted) and cannot be under contract. Original works can be adaptations, but must be presented as such. A minimum of five entrants in most contests is required for a competition and the awarding of prizes. See specific contest rules for contest limitations and requirements.

Liability: Every reasonable effort will be made to safeguard the entrant’s work. However, Modesto Junior College, its staff, consultants, and volunteers are not responsible for property loss or damage through fire, theft, or any other cause. The contest committee reserves the right to publish the winning entries for promotional purposes related to the Celebration of the Humanities. By submitting an entry the student agrees that the Celebration of the Humanities has the right to disseminate all works in any way deemed appropriate as long as the student receives credit for his or her work.

Judges and Juries: Judges and juries are selected by the Celebration of the Humanities Committee. The decisions of the judges will be final. All winners are encouraged to attend the various festivities at which contest results will be announced. Checks will be mailed to winners by mid-May to the address on the registration form. Students CANNOT pick up award checks.

 

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