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Author: Leisa Komyo

Woodbridge High School Junior Wins Orange County Film Festival

Woodbridge High School junior Jake Sanjongco has won the Orange County (OC) Film Festival for American singer-songwriter Jeremy Zucker’s song “End.”

The OC Film Festival is an annual, one-night event showcasing work from high school filmmakers all over Orange County.

Through his music video, Sanjongco hopes to tell the story about losing loved ones and being left with the guilt from all of the mistakes and memories made.

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Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Irvine High Schools

With the rising COVID-19 pandemic, the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) has found new ways of accommodating students so that they can have a safe learning environment from a distance. When the school year started back in August, IUSD chose to implement two academic models in which students had a choice between the Irvine Virtual Academy (IVA) and a hybrid model.

The IVA system included all-online classes from the safety of students’ homes. The hybrid model split the student population into two cohorts that would each attend school on different days with some days in-person at school and other days learning online at home.

I recently spoke with high school students to learn about their experiences from the past year.

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Latest COVID-19 Stats

266,167

Cases in OC

 

322

Now Hospitalized

 

5,143

Deaths in OC

 

11,624

Cases in Irvine

 

87

Deaths in Irvine

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