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Pageant of the Arts Winners Announced

El Segundo Rotary Club has selected and honored the winners of this year's student art contest.

Student artists Jake Quintana, Deborah Fraire, and Emily Sainz placed first, second, and third, respectively, in El Segundo Rotary’s 2022 Pageant of the Arts’ Fine Art category. They were honored at a Rotary meeting held on March 10 in El Segundo.

El Segundo Rotary has named the 2022 winners of its annual Pageant of the Arts program, which honors local high-school students who excel in various artistic disciplines. The contest names first-, second-, and third-place winners in the categories of fine art, musical instrument performance, musical vocal performance, dance choreography, and speech. Honorable mentions are chosen from among the fine-art submissions, also.

Offering students the opportunity to display their talents and compete for monetary prizes, the Pageant of the Arts is an annual Rotary tradition that takes place in February and March of each year and invites all local high-school students to participate. This year’s winning students were recognized at a special meeting of the El Segundo Rotary Club on March 10; cash prizes were awarded at the meeting in the amounts of $300 for first-place winners, $200 for second-place winners, and $150 for third-place winners.

This year’s winning students, listed by category, are:

Fine Art

First place: Jake Quintana, “World, Hold On”

Second: Deborah Fraire, “El amor lo arregia todo”

Third: Emily Sainz, “The Psychological Phenomena”

Honorable Mention: Jordan Tritasavit, “Reaching Through Music,” Tanner Ijams, “Courage for Change,” Florence Basile, “Slight Smile in a Cup of Tea,” Maiyah Harvey, “Busy Bee,” Piper Gust, “Ghosts in the Plaza”


First place: Lia Richmond

Second: Jennifer Arrantes

Third: Milena Vanek

Music, Vocal

First place: Rebecca Sautter

Second: Samantha Lindsay

Third: Brooklyn Rae Jones

Music, Instrumental

First place: Caleb Thai

Second: Jinyl Zhou

Third: Jack Harris


First place: Kohana Maguadog

Second: Lily Tun-Brown

Third: Evan Chen

Pictured: Artworks submitted by local student artists to El Segundo Rotary's Pageant of the Arts 2022

The El Segundo Scene congratulates all participants on a job well done!

Thank you to El Segundo Rotary Club members Nancy Cobb, John Stabile, Chris Powell, Melissa Albers, Carolyne Smigelski, Ed Su, and Maura Slavens for their contributions to this story.

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