It looked like a Hollywood premiere and everyone attending was a star when World Premiere Events (WPE) and WorldStage rolled out the red carpet to honor 100 students at Vista High School for their outstanding achievements.
"World Premiere Events celebrates the dedication of young people to their communities by partnering with high schools to create red-carpet events to honor students who volunteer for special programs," says Shawn Oatey of WorldStage. "Upon completion of the students' volunteer work, WPE comes in and hosts a Hollywood-style movie screening to recognize the students. It's a unique way to salute young people who give their time and talents to their community, and WorldStage is proud to offer our support. It's a cool opportunity for us to give back to the kids who have given so much of themselves in these programs."
The latest gala evening in Vista, California served as a fundraiser for the school's continuing community-based outreach program for students. "The red carpet is usually reserved for movie stars and celebrities, but on this special night the real stars of the show were the students being honored," says Vangie van Esch, director of event management at WPE. "With the help of WorldStage we transformed Vista High School's gymnasium into a movie theater and created the feel of a real Hollywood premiere. The students being honored drove up in limousines and were met by actor Noel G, who has appeared in 'The Fast and The Furious,' 'Training Day' and 'Bruce Almighty.' It was their night to shine!"
"It was hard to believe the front our gym would be turned into a complete red carpet experience," says Amy a student who was recognized for her work with the Character Leader program on campus. "Not only was it the first time I was able to ride in a limo, but I was greeted by dozens of cheerleaders and hundreds of people applauding me. ME! The red carpet and atmosphere made me feel like a movie star!"
"WorldStage is pleased to assist WPE and support these events," says Gregg Whitaker of WorldStage. "We have provided video projection and audio for the movies and will be offering WPE our expertise as they navigate the technical side of these events and expand their reach nationwide."
WorldStage Inc., the company created by the merger of Scharff Weisberg Inc and Video Applications Inc, continues a thirty-year legacy of providing clients the widest variety of entertainment technology coupled with conscientious and imaginative engineering services. WorldStage provides audio, video and lighting equipment and services to the event, theatrical, broadcast and brand experience markets nationally and internationally.