2016 Student Awards Release

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May 16, 2016                                                                         Bellevue Communication           (215) 893-4287                                                                                                         dtorralvo@bellevuepr.com

LOCAL High School Students recognized for ACHIEVEMENTS IN BROADCAST NEWS and TELEVISION PRODUCTION 

PHILADELPHIA – On Wednesday, May 4th, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) presented 14 awards to local high school students in the region who are pursuing a career in media and journalism. Now in its 14th year, NATAS Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s High School Student awards are intended to recognize outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news and informational achievements by high school students. More than 150 students from more than a dozen high schools throughout the Greater Philadelphia region attended the event held at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

“It is always a pleasure to recognize the work of these talented individuals who represent the future of broadcast journalism,” said Tara Faccenda, Executive Director of NATAS. “Our region has an extraordinary pool of young talent who have already demonstrated their creativity through their work in this year’s program entries.”

Awards were presented to the students by local media professionals. The awards were given to those with achievements in television in 12 categories, including Newscast—Trently Prize, News: General Assignment—Serious and Light News, Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs, Music Video, Long Form—Fiction, Long Form—Non-Fiction, Sports, Sports-Live Event, Public Service-Young Producer’s Award, Talent, and Writing. All entries were received online and judged by both college educators and media professionals from the Mid-Atlantic region.

All nominees receive individualized Academy certificates and each winning entry received a crystal award, engraved with the school information. A complete list of recipients can be found online at http://natasmid-atlantic.org/students/high-school/

 

CATEGORY / RECIPIENT(S) SCHOOL LOCATION
NEWSCAST / TRENTLY PRIZE:

“Western Pa. School for the Deaf Morning News – January 5, 2016”

 

 

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

 

Pittsburgh, PA (Allegheny Co.)

 

NEWS: GENERAL ASSIGNMENT – SERIOUS NEWS

“Confessions of a Cheater”

 

 

Parkland High School

 

 

 

Allentown, PA (Lehigh Co.)

 

NEWS: GENERAL ASSIGNMENT – LIGHT NEWS

“The Basser”

 

 

 

Hempfield High School

 

 

Landisville, PA (Lancaster, Co.)

ARTS & ENT./CULTURAL AFFAIRS

“Practice Makes Perfect”

 

Kennett High School

 

Kennett Square, PA (Chester Co.)

MUSIC VIDEO

“End the Violence”

 

Salesianum School

 

 

Wilmington, DE (New Castle Co.)

 

LONG FORM – FICTION (2 recipients)

“One Minute Time Machine”

 

“Second Wind”

 

 

Sterling High School

 

MBIT

 

Somerdale, NJ (Camden Co.)

 

Jamison, PA (Bucks Co.)

LONG FORM – NON-FICTION

“Ellie’s Story”

 

 

Dallastown High School

 

Dallastown, PA (York Co.)

SPORTS

“A Bitter ‘Tweet’ Season”

 

Cedar Crest High School

 

 

Lebanon, PA (Lebanon Co.)

 

SPORTS – LIVE EVENT

“Sterling High Basketball Game Broadcast”

 

Sterling High School

 

Somerdale, NJ (Camden Co.)

PUBLIC SERVICE (PSA) / YOUNG PRODUCER’S AWARD (2 recipients)

“Stop the Sinking”

 

“Words Hurt Too”

 

 

 

Cedar Crest High School

 

Sterling High School

 

 

Lebanon, PA (Lebanon Co.)

 

Somerdale, NJ (Camden Co.)

TALENT

“2016 NPHS Simulated Political Convention”

 

North Penn High School

 

Lansdale, PA (Montgomery County)

 

WRITING

“Dear Depression”

 

Milton Hershey School

 

Hershey, PA (Dauphin Co.)

 

 

About NATAS Mid-Atlantic

NATAS Mid-Atlantic is a non-profit, professional association with more than 700 members in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware representing more than 32 television stations, numerous cable companies and programmers, as well as independent producers, production facilities and educational institutions. Please visit the website, www.natasmid-atlantic.org, for information about membership benefits and programs.

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