|Toni and Becky Unveil The Zoomies Perpetual Plaque|
This season's panel of judges was made up of three legacy Zoomers: playwright Lessa Bouchard, Community Activist and Booster Joyce McClure, and Management Consultant and MC Volunteer Beth Charlesworth plus MC Board Member Sue Purdy Pelosi. They met the week prior to the Zoomies and reviewed 26 videos produced since the last ZOOMIES held in May. Based on their review, finalists in the graduate category were:
Visiting Deer Hollow Farm, Toni Gooch
Rustridge, Bob Sitzwohl
Bring Back Our Girls, Renee Marchol
Litquake, Margaret Yoon
Volunteering at Deer Hollow Farm, Toni Gooch
And Finalists in the student category were:
College Track, Jackie Gallagos
What Are You Waiting For, Ana Angel
Silent Train, Monica Womack
What’s in a Name, Eric Brown
Running For Success, Jason Auzenne
The Art of Procrastination, Alexis Faust
College Track, Norma Capi
After each video was screened, the videomakers joined host Becky Sanders at the front for a lively discussion with QandA about their video.
|Frazier, Monica and Becky discussing SILENT TRAIN.|
In the graduate category, Toni Gooch's video about Volunteering at Deer Hollow Farm was tapped for Overall Excellence.
Toni's video about visiting Deer Hollow Farm won the Audience Award.
Community Impact went to Margaret Yoon for her coverage of Litquake at the JCC. Margaret was not able to join us in person as she was out of town, but the tech team (Scott Van Duyne, Stan Ng and Bill Dimitri) G-chatted her in on the big screen to hear the news of her award.
In the student category, Running for Success by Jason Auzenne won for Overall Excellence and the two College Track Videos by high school students Jackie Gallagos and Norma Capi and Silent Train by Monica Womack TIED for Community Impact. The Audience Award went to Alexis Faust for her whimsical "Art of Procrastination."
|Jackie, Norma, Becky, Jackie's mom Sylvia and Alexis|
Per usual, the Zoomies would not have had that touch of glamour they did without the underwriting of Vicky Ching of Ming's who donated two dim sum platters plus gift certificates for prizes for our winners. Joyce McClure's Catered by Ladybugs provided elegant snacks and beverages to round out the festivities.
|Lindon and Joyce|
|Food provided by Ming's and Catered by Ladybugs!|
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|Peter, Henry and Rich enjoy the fete.|
To watch all of this season's Zoom In videos, view the entire playlist on the Zoom In Youtube Channel.
And a big thank you for all of the team of volunteers and producers that make me look forward to each day's unfolding - changing our community one video at a time, right here at Zoom In!