Acalanes grad wins film award

Acalanes High School graduate Valery Jorgenson has won two awards of merit as part of a team of Pacific Lutheran University students who created the 2013 documentary film "Tapped Out: Unearthing the Global Water Crisis."

Jorgenson was one of four students involved in the Pacific Lutheran University's MediaLab that made the film. She also served as assistant videographer.

The film explores water-related issues across North America and premiered in Seattle in October. It won two Awards of Merit from The Accolade Competition, an Southern California- based international film awards competition that recognizes film, television, new media and videography.

The film nabbed awards in the "short documentary" and "use of film/video for social change" categories.

Jorgenson graduated from Acalanes in 2011.

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