CTE Success Stories


Alex Paz, a student in the San Marcos High School Filmmaking Academy, was named one of "The 25 Most Remarkable Teens of San Diego" in 2020. 

Yvette Urrea Moe, County of San Diego Communications Office

Alex Paz
Alex Paz, a student in the San Marcos High School Filmmaking Academy, was named one of "The 25 Most Remarkable Teens of San Diego"in 2020.  He directed over 30 videos for the San Marcos Unified School District and his football hype films hosted on his popular YouTube channel, led to him earning a guest host role on KUSI News’ Prep Pigskin report for his videography work on the football field. Alex's work within the SMHS CTE course, FILMMAKING, definitely prepared him for a successful life in the media industry.

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Alex Paz

Alex Paz at San Marcos High School is a prolific film maker on campus. He has directed over 30 videos for the San Marcos Unified School District. Alex makes football hype films that are hosted on his popular YouTube channel and led to him earning a guest host role on KUSI News’ Prep Pigskin report for his videography work on the football field. He uses social media to promote his skills and this has led to paying jobs. Alex plans to continue studying media broadcast and film storytelling programs. His dream will be to become a full-time content creator for the Kansas City Chiefs after he graduates from college.

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