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12th Annual Canyons District Film Festival (2022)

Congratulations to the nominees of the 12 Annual Canyons District Film Festival! Check out the winning movies as well as a list of participants below!


12th Annual Canyons District Film Festival


High School PSA Nominees

  • “Buy Local, Think Global” – Jayashabari Shankar – Hillcrest High School
  • “Ping Pong Club” – Kasch Hart – Corner Canyon High
  • “It’s just a text” – Nadia Chanthaphuang – Corner Canyons High

​​Middle School PSA Nominees

  • Netiquette – Maya Yrungaray – Draper Park Middle 
  • The Easter bunny does not approve of cyber bullying! – Jacob Despain – Eastmont Middle

​​​Elementary PSA Nominees

  • Sunburns PSA – Lilyaina Moore – Brookwood Elementary
  • Cleaning Up Trash – Andre Horrocks – East Sandy Elementary
  • How to Care For Your Dog -Mila Gordzholadze and Madeline Davis -Park Lane Elementary

​​​High School Animation Nominees

  • Laughter Is The Best Medicine – Cameron Tillman – Brighton High
  • The Ballad of Nathan Naimark -Jake Hillstead – Alta High
  • Jack the Hedgehog – Jaycey Bennion – Alta High

​​​Middle School Animation Nominees

  • Mini Lifeguard -Gretel Diederich – Indian Hills Middle
  • A Dragon Story Trailer -Chloe Francis – Draper Park Middle
  • Shadows -Mya Didericksen, Kaitlyn Benson, Cynthia Brown – Mount Jordan Middle

​​​Elementary Animation Nominees

  • The Grocery Robber – Sierra Neely, Ruby Hyer –  Canyon View Elementary
  • The Snowman and the Chick -Abigail Felt, Lucas Felt, Cara Swinyard – Canyon View Elementary
  • Changing The World -Winston Page – Peruvian Park Elementary

​​​High School Newscast Nominees

  • HawkSquawk_October 20-2021 -Cameron Clark, Henry Beutler, Eric Drebing – Alta High
  • El NewsBEET -Francisco Irarrazabal, Crystal Hernández, Lucy Ballou, Johnny Salazar – Jordan High
  • Corner Canyon “Charger TV” Announcements -Zach Kalm, Aleah Martinez, Kasch Hart, Savannah Tubbs, Nadia Chanthaphuang, Reagan Diederich, Amber Finley, Rachel Poulton, Anne Kane, Jazmin Gardner, Jerzey Gardner – Corner Canyon High
  • February NewsBEET -SaLee Smedshammer, Carter Evans, Alex Dillier, Ben Thompson, Gabe Limas, Kiron Brule, Dylan Grantier, Ai-ju Minn – Jordan High

​​​Middle School Newscast Nominees

  • ​​September 10 Newscast -Mrs. Steel’s 5th period, first semester – Draper Park Middle

Elementary Newscast Nominees

  • Chat français nouveau (French cat news) – Mathias Olsen Butler Elementary
  • Elementary Falcon Report Wilbur Crew February 7 -Keira Ricord, Brooklyn Hampshire, Meili Sohm, Vincent Henline, Charly Despain, Brock Ricord – Sprucewood Elementary
  • Sprucewood Elementary Falcon Report Baur Crew February 14 -Sofie Anderson, Emmy Reid, Jordan Ireland, Harvest Wixom, Izaiah Wilbur, Evelyn Bawden – Sprucewood Elementary

​​​High School Documentary Nominees

  • Voting Rights – Amber Parker, Abigail Slama-Catron – Hillcrest High
  • Sportsmanship – Aleah Martinez Corner – Canyon High
  • Corner Canyon High School -Aleah Martinez – Corner Canyon High

​​​Elementary Documentary Nominees

  • Omelette – Mathias Olsen – Butler Elementary
  • Helen Keller – Josephine Woodbury, Libby Despain, Faith Barnes – Park Lane Elementary
  • How To Make a Fun After-School Snack – Sadie Young – Peruvian Park Elementary

High School Short Film Nominees

  • Struck – Linda Vogel, Liz Vance, Emma Bodell, and Noah Gracia. Corner Canyon High
  • The Lemonade Stand – Jeffrey Tolk Corner Canyon High
  • Wish You Were Here -Mia Palmer Corner Canyon High

Middle School Short Film Nominees

  • Found – Maya Yrungaray Draper Park Middle
  • MOVIE – Ailey Tello Union Middle
  • Dark Souls III For Dummies -Kevin Cherry Eastmont Middle

Elementary Short Film Nominees

  • The Case of the Missing Pickles – “Scarlette Matheson, Ben Hunt, Parker Bates, Jacob Do, Adelle Booth, Helena Mabonza, Sydney Merkley, Syniva Angilau, Brooklyn Thomson, Landen Williams, Luke Hobby and Abner Larsen, Ellie Holt, Cooper Wennerholm, Charlie Gulini, Charlie Gulini, Kaleb Faraimo, Ronan Christensen, Marina Araujo, Graham Abbott
    ” Oakdale Elementary
  • Dinosaur Goes to the Dentist – Gideon Dansie, Ellie Harris, Brooklyn Simons Sprucewood Elementary
  • Not Good Enough -Gabriela Stringham, Cynthia Stringham Willow Springs Elementary

Teacher Film Nominees

  • Basketball Bros – Daniel Croshaw, Dallin Maxfield, Clark Ashland, Joe Wale – Albion Middle
  • Walking is Mans Best Medicine – Wade Harman – Diamond Ridge
  • An Invitation to Freedom- Wade Harman – Diamond Ridge

Poster Contest Nominees

  • 13th Annual Canyons District Film Festival Poster – Isabel Crofts Corner Canyon High
  • Festival Poster LB – Lucy Ballou – Jordan High
  • Film Festival Poster Ava -Ava Harvey – Jordan High

Board Meeting Schedule

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Education for Canyons School District will hold a regular study session and public business meeting at the Canyons District Office building, 9361 S. 300 E., Sandy, UT each month unless otherwise posted. The Board may determine to conduct some business during a study session. All business meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless changed by the Board and appropriately posted for the public.

Please note that ALL DATES, TIMES and LOCATIONS listed on this scheduled are TENTATIVE and are subject to change at any time.  Please check this schedule often to be informed of any changes.

Unless otherwise specified, all meetings in the schedule below will take place as the Canyons District Office located at 9361 S. 300 E. in Sandy, Utah.

District Leaders

Dr. Rick Robins


Dr. Rick L. Robins is the superintendent of Canyons School District. Dr. Robins, who was selected by the Canyons Board of Education after a national search, brings 24 years of experience as an educator to his role as the chief executive officer of Utah’s fifth-largest school district. Prior to joining Canyons, Dr. Robins, who earned an Ed.D. from the University of Las Vegas, for six years was Superintendent of the Juab School District, based in Nephi, Utah. While there, Dr. Robins, who also was the Juab High School Principal from 2009-2013, helped oversee efforts to improve the district’s graduation rate to 97 percent, a double-digit increase over a 10-year period. Other innovations he led in Juab included a partnership with Arizona State University for blended-learning opportunities; the launch of a districtwide competency-based personalized learning model driven by a 1:1 technology initiative and standards-based reporting system; and the construction of the STEM-focused West Campus Innovations Center, funded largely through private and corporate sponsorships. Dr. Robins began his career as a history teacher at Copper Hills High in the Jordan School District and has worked as an assistant principal and principal in the Alpine, Nebo and Juab school districts. He was the 2012 Utah High School Principal of the Year for the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2014 earned the Lexington Institute Superintendent Fellowship Award presented to innovative superintendents across the country. Dr. Robins was starting quarterback for the football team at Southern Utah University Thunderbirds from 1991-1995, and in 2013 was inducted into SUU’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He has four children and one grandchild.

Leon Wilcox

Business Administrator and CFO

Leon Wilcox is a seasoned professional with 20 years of governmental accounting experience, with an emphasis on financial reporting, budgeting, and auditing. As Canyons District’ Director of Accounting from 2009-2013, Wilcox was intricately involved with the 2009 division of $1.5 billion in assets of the former Jordan School District, and was responsible for establishing Canyons’ original and subsequent budgets. Wilcox, a certified public accountant who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Utah State University, also has worked nine years in the Granite School District and six years in the State Auditor’s Office.

Supervises:  Accounting and Budget Services, Facilities and Maintenance, Insurance, New Construction Budget, Nutrition Services, Purchasing, Payroll

Dr. Robert M. Dowdle

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance

Robert Dowdle has a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah, and more than 31 years of experience as a teacher and educational leader. He began his career at Mount Jordan Middle School, where he taught Earth Science, English and Social Studies. He later taught Advanced Placement Economics, U.S. History and World History at Bingham High School, and served as Principal of Jordan High School and Assistant Principal for Alta High School and Brighton High School. Dowdle has served in the District office for 11 years as Assistant Superintendent. This role has included various leadership responsibilities, including Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Dowdle currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance.

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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