BREAKING NEWS Deputies searching for armed man who robbed a Cottonwood gas station Full Story
BREAKING NEWS Additional schools announce closures due to shutoff Full Story

Pleasant Valley High students win regional award in mental health film contest

Even with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, students are finding a way to shine.

Posted: May 7, 2020 6:05 PM
Updated: May 22, 2020 8:49 PM

UPDATE: 8:45 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2020 - A big win for these two film students as they have won first place.

The annual Directing Change Youth Film Contest chose its winner this week and two the two Chico students won.

Titled "Our Battle", the piece was created by Vincent Zachary Munoz and Jesus Chavez-Hernandez.

Nearly 3,500 students from 190 schools entered the statewide contest.

---

CHICO, Calif. - Even with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, students are finding a way to shine.

Two students at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico have been selected as regional winners in the annual Directing Change Film Contest.

It's the eighth year for the student film contest that encourages young people to create 30-second and 60-second films about suicide prevention and mental health.

Vincent Zachary Munoz and Jesus Chavez-Hernandez created a video entry called "Our Battle", focusing on suicide prevention.

Nearly 35 hundred students from 191 hundred schools entered the competition from throughout the state, just 21 regional winners were selected. The winner of the statewide competition will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on Facebook Live May 19th at 7 p.m.

To view more films created by Butte County Youth click here.

To view the full list of the winners and their winning films click here.

Click Here to view the film.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 910438

Reported Deaths: 17386
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3006147000
Riverside667321295
San Bernardino627741072
Orange587251447
San Diego54941870
Kern33881416
Fresno30858436
Sacramento25445484
Santa Clara24313388
Alameda23391461
San Joaquin21630489
Contra Costa18694242
Stanislaus17686397
Tulare17495286
Ventura14300164
Imperial12882336
San Francisco12152140
Monterey1139991
San Mateo11149159
Santa Barbara9814120
Merced9465155
Sonoma9402136
Kings824683
Solano738476
Marin7089128
Madera502074
Placer417857
San Luis Obispo414132
Yolo320759
Butte308752
Santa Cruz280225
Napa196215
Shasta188930
Sutter183712
San Benito144215
El Dorado13284
Yuba129310
Mendocino112921
Tehama8808
Lassen7661
Lake69515
Glenn6573
Nevada6168
Humboldt56710
Colusa5506
Calaveras34218
Amador33016
Tuolumne2714
Inyo22715
Siskiyou1930
Mono1802
Del Norte1781
Mariposa782
Plumas680
Modoc290
Trinity260
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 48°
Oroville
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 57°
Paradise
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 48°
Chester
Clear
16° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 16°
Red Bluff
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 61°
Willows
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 48°
Gusty winds and very dry conditions are continuing to result in a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger today. Temperatures will also be much warmer this afternoon. Dry and mild weather returns on Wednesday and continues through this weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events