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A high note for Sierras Hammarstrom
Among those attending Sunday’s event were Police Chief Dave Bricker, left, and Fire Chief Kirk Waters. - photo by HIME ROMERO
Sierra High band instructor Rick Hammarstrom was honored as the Artist of the Year at the 25th Manteca Mayor’s Committee on the Arts awards event.

Other award recipients at Sunday’s event at the Manteca Senior Center were:



•STUDENT ART RECOGNITION AWARDS:  Eric Christensen from Manteca High, Kristen Kunkle from Sierra High, Kristal Valencia from Lathrop High, and Brandon Valite from Calla High.

There were also Gang Prevention Poster Contest winners.

Twenty-five awards were presented to students from the Manteca Unified School District by Police Chief Dave Bricker.  The posters are available to see at Guido’s Pizza on Louise Avenue and at the Manteca Recreation Department.

The winners by grade level and their school are as follows:

•FOURTH & FIFTH GRADES:  First, Jose Fang, Lincoln; second, Joey Goodman, Lincoln; honorable mention, Elena Garcia Jasmane, Israel Garay, and Brian Ramirez, all of Lincoln

•SIXTH THRU EIGHTH GRADES:  First, Aamron Moebius, Lathrop; second, Floyd Laron, Lincoln; honorable mention, Kevin Kalar, Lincoln

•NINTH & TENTH GRADES: First, Brianna Valber, Manteca High; second Giovanna Mercado, Manteca High; honorable mention Asia Marshall, Darlene Lanza, Mehkar Kaur, Jessica Ray, Katherine Quesada, all of Sierra High and Thomas Mills, Hannah Van Over, Wendy Lin, all of Manteca High

•ELEVENTH & TWELTH GRADES: First, Kimberly Alejandre, Sierra High; second, Moriah Falllon, Sierra High; honorable mention, Treas Hawkins, Katherine Jenkins, all of Sierra High; Mathew Josch, Gabe Rellamas, Michael Dupre, Ashley Auten, Oscar Carrillo, Kayla Ruckman, all of Manteca High

•BEST OF SHOW: Kimberly Alejandre of Sierra High

There were several different styles of art on display including photography, medieval art, quilting, how to make beaded jewelry, tole painting, and a special “Green Ware” table that showed how art can be produced from items that have been thrown away.  Jan Bradley demonstrated how beautiful art can be made from an empty Coca Cola can and other discarded items.  

For how you might participate next year, visit the Manteca Parks and Recreation Department or e-mail