THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2016 NATIONAL STUDENT PRODUCTION AWARDS AT THE NEWSEUM IN WASHINGTON D.C.

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On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, winners of the inaugural ceremony of The National Student Production Awards were announced in Washington D.C. by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) in 23 programming and craft categories to student recipients from across the country.  The event was held before a studio audience of television professionals and live streamed through TNDV.com from The Newseum’s Knight TV Studios located between the U.S. Capitol and the White House on historic Pennsylvania Ave.

The National Academy takes great pride in honoring all of these amazing students and expect great and extraordinary things from this promising new media savvy generation.” said, Chuck Dages, Chairman, NATAS

Over 200 young professionals, culled from 19 regional chapters of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, were successfully narrowed down from a record breaking 1,500 entries, by judges selected from industry professionals to university professors, to advance to the national competition.

NATAS Education Chair, Danielle Mannion, remarked, “We are very grateful to the hundreds of industry professionals who judged and critiqued these exceptional student productions. The high level of creativity and production value demonstrated in the work produced by the 2016 National Student Production Award recipients is impressive! It is clear that the future of the television industry will be exciting and innovative with these young leaders paving the way!

Nominees were announced with pre-recorded messages from industry elite such as Alex Trebek, The hosts of “The Real,” Daphne Oz (“The Chew”), The hosts of “The Talk,” and Mario Lopez (“Extra”), Jennifer Duck (Producer/Anderson Cooper 360), Eric Notarnicola (Writer/Comedy Central), and more. The winners were presented with a NATAS certificate and a crystal pillar award, emblazoned with the world famous EMMY® logo for their school, by NATAS President, Bob Mauro.

John F Kennedy once said that our ‘Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.’ The future of science, music, engineering, animation, and technology, all of which are required to insure the future of the television arts and entertainment,” said Mr. Mauro (President, NATAS). Adding, “Today NATAS pays homage to nominees and winners alike for what they have already accomplished and in anticipation of the great things they will accomplish in the future,

NATAS would like to thank and acknowledge their sponsors, Warner Chappell Production Music, Nic Duggar, owner of TNDV, and The Newseum and Newseum Institute  

About the Newseum and Newseum Institute
The Newseum, and Newseum Institute, the program and initiatives partner of the Newseum, are headquartered in Washington, D.C., Together, they promote, explain and defend free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. Considered one of the most interactive museums in the world, the Newseum experience also traces the evolution of electronic communication from the birth of radio, to the technologies of the present and the future. The Newseum reaches millions of students through its robust offering of on-site classes and workshops that meet national standards of learning. The Newseum and the Newseum Institute regularly host compelling programs that seeks to generate solutions to some of the most pressing national and international challenges of the day. The Newseum’s board, staff, volunteers, donors and corporate partners are working together to make sure the freedoms of the First Amendment remain strong and protected, both today and for future generations.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 15,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.

NATAS would like to thank and acknowledge their Sponsors, Warner Chappell Production Music (http://www.warnerchappellpm.com/), Nic Duggar, owner of TNDV (http://www.tndv.com/) and The Newseum (http://www.newseum.org/about/)

NATAS Social Media:
NATAS Website: http://emmyonline.org/
NATAS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEmmys NATAS/National Student
Production Awards: https://www.facebook.com/NATASSPA NATAS/Student Awards
Twitter: @NatasSPA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natas_spa
SnapChat: @NATASSPA

CONTACTS:

NATAS Contact:
Paul G. Pillitteri / SVP, Communications ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv

NATAS PR LA/Social Media Contacts:
B. Harlan Boll
h.boll@dcpublicity.com or 626-296-3757
Lisa England
lisa@lkepr.com

Danielle Mannion,
NATAS Education Chair
studentawards@emmyonline.tv or 978-793-3400

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Recipients List

2016 National Student Production Awards

Winners List

NEWSCAST

Searider News, Wai’anae High School San Francisco / Northern California Chapter, Crystal Cebedo, Diamond Tuisano, Tyler Chanthakham, Cayla Paulo, Jaena Campos, Mashealani Nieto Lopes, Jazmine Calixtro, Wainani Wetter, Chrisann Rabanes, Tyler Bright Deana Goslin, Elizabeth Ufi, Hiilani Yin, Chloe Yniguez, Maria Rallojay, Cheralei Tokunaga-Williams, Amy Vitale, Olivia Quismondo, Anthea Hamilton, Jazlyn Puaoi

 

HIGH SCHOOL-GENERAL ASSIGNMENT – SERIOUS NEWS

Without Home, Wai’anae High School, San Francisco / Northern California ChapterCrystal Cebedo, Tyler Chanthakham, Diamond Tuisano, Cayla Paulo

 

HIGH SCHOOL-GENERAL ASSIGNMENT – LIGHT NEWS

A High Five For Good, School District of Lee County, Suncoast Chapter Jason Sill, Advisor, Paige Renyhart

 

HIGH SCHOOL-ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT/ CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Ditto, Har-Ber HS, Mid-America Chapter, Amber Karnish, Kendall King

 

HIGH SCHOOL-MUSIC VIDEO

Today, Ballard High School, Northwest Chapter, Northwest Chapter, Advisor, Bergen Johnson, PJ Hase, Coleman Andersen

 

HIGH SCHOOL SHORT FORM – FICTION

That’s Not It, Wai’anae High School, Wai’anae, San Francisco / Northern California Chapter, Alennox Anduha, Jiovanni Magofna, Rachmaninoff Yeazus, Audio Aimee Nitta, Kamalulilani Suan-Alensonorin, Nakili Cachola, Gena Martin, Oliver Risi

 

HIGH SCHOOL SHORT FORM – NON-FICTION

Citizen Laith, Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School, Nashville/Mid-South Chapter, Laith Amanoel, Loai Amanoel

 

HIGH SCHOOL LONG FORM – FICTION

Revolving Child West Broward High School, Suncoast Chapter, Vidal Rivera, Advisor, Jodi Tesser, Advisor, Francisco Cabrera, Eve-Katherine Pithey, Adrian Rodriguez, Kira Rivera, Steven LeBoeuf

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL-LONG FORM – NON-FICTION

A Day Not Subtracted, NW Documentary, Lily Beeson-Norwitz, Sydney Hammer, Sarah Peabody, Andrew Powelll

 

HIGH SCHOOL-SPORTS

Win The Day, Barrington High School, Chicago/Midwest Chapter, Sean Moran

 

HIGH SCHOOL-PUBLIC SERVICE (PSAS)

Monster, Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School Biscayne Bay Campus, Suncoast Chapter, Victor Fernandez, Advisor, Chloe Golan, Nicole Barradas

 

HIGH SCHOOL PUBLIC AFFAIRS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

Wai’anae Strong, Wai’anae High School, San Francisco / Northern California Chapter, Aimee Nitta, Producer/Editor Rachmaninoff Yeazus, Nakili Cachola, iovanni Magofna, Alennox Anduha, Kamalulilani Suan-Alensonorin, Gena Martin

 

HIGH SCHOOL-COMMERCIAL

Dennis Sever’s House, Lake Forest High School, Chicago/Midwest Chapter, Bailey Lawrence

 

HIGH SCHOOL-ANIMATION/GRAPHICS/SPECIAL EFFECTS

Motion Graphics Reel 2015, Ravenwood High School, Nashville/Mid-South Chapter, Mitchell Mullins

 

HIGH SCHOOL-AUDIO/SOUND

Sound Compilation, Saint Xavier High School, Ohio Valley Chapter, Brian Mitchell, Advisor, Mark Vogt

 

HIGH SCHOOL-DIRECTOR

Directing Compilation Saint Xavier High School, Ohio Valley Chapter, Brian Mitchell, Advisor Mark Vogt

 

HIGH SCHOOL-EDITOR

Hologram, Ballard High School, Northwest Chapter, Miles Andersen, Sho Schrock, Sophie DeGreen, Jesse Romero, Emily Black

 

HIGH SCHOOL-PHOTOGRAPHER

Cinematography Compilation, Saint Xavier High School, Ohio Valley Chapter, Brian Mitchell, Advisor Mark Vogt

Composite – Cole Bacani, Neuqua Valley High School, Chicago/Midwest Chapter, Cole Bacani 

 

HIGH SCHOOL-TALENT

  1. Caroline Hearn, Cambridge High School, Southeast Chapter, Marc Schneider, Advisor Caroline Hearn
  2. Jordan Elder, Park Hill High School,, Mid-America Chapter, Jordan Elder

 

VIDEO ESSAY (SINGLE CAMERA ONLY)

Close To 190,000, Fairhaven High School, Boston/New England Chapter, Bethany Fernandes

 

HIGH SCHOOL-WRITING

  1. Elizabeth Gonzalez – Writer, Wildcat Entertainment Television, Mid-America Chapter, Elizabeth Gonzalez
  2. Identity Crisis Franklin High School, Nashville/Mid-South Chapter, Mckenna Martin, Writer