SPA Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the 2019 NATAS-Lower Great Lakes Student Production Awards!

We are thrilled to recognize some truly outstanding work done by high school students in our Chapter.

Our judges were impressed with the overall quality and abilities of these young broadcasters.  Their creativity and technical skills made this a very competitive field.

The awards were judged by broadcasting professionals who are active in the NATAS Chapter and in the region’s Emmy® Awards.  They include award-winning reporters, producers, educators and managers.

AND THE 2019 WINNERS ARE…..

Newscast (H-01)

Project Title: Enlist, Enroll, Employ
Video: Click here
High School: Ben Davis High School
Student Name: Program Credit:
Jacob Einstein
Kieran Simmer
Anchor, Videographer, Writer
Editor, Videographer, Writer
 

Arts & Entertainment/Cultural Affairs (H-02)

Project Title: THIS IS ME: The Greatest Showman in ASL
High School: Medina High School
Video: Click here
Student Name: Program Credit:
Laura Franks
Rebekah Pierse
Daeja Basford
Abigail Greene
Kelly Elmore
Nichole Szydlo
Marissa Mastrangelo
Madison Engel
Payton Nielson
Megan Wuensch
Natalie Claus
Cam Ratliff
Maggie Nelson
Lauren Robinson
Sam Lecian
Carlee Lisser
Margaret Derrig
Joseph Tucker
Luke Leyden
Shawna Wolf
Elise Koch
Ryan Bowles
Kenlynn Sundby
Monica Nikolai
Sydney Lally
Stephanie Joseph
Amber Evans
Performer/Choreographer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer/Choreographer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
 

Short Form – Fiction (H-03)

Project Title: Pseudo
High School: St. Edward High School
Video: Click here
Student Name: Program Credit:
Danny Semancik
Sam Marshall
Finnbar Norman
Altan Dinchman
Andrew McLaughlin
Paul Schweibinz
James Welch
John Swansinger
Producer, Co-Director
Director
Director of Photography
Lead Screenwriter
Set Designer
Sound
Editor
Composer
 

Short Form – Non-Fiction (H-04)

Project Title: Mathies: A Medic’s Story
High School: North Canton Hoover High School
Video: Click here
Student Name: Program Credit:
Jacob Scaffidi
Taylor Rothman
Taylor Harnack
Noah Miller
Renee Dollard
Carmen Misja
Steve Kager
Emma Carrel
Narrator/Writer
Narrator
Editor
Editor
Editor
Editor
Editor
Editor
 

Sports-Live Event (H-05)

Project Title: NCtv Basketball
High School: North Canton Hoover High School
Video: Click here
Student Name: Program Credit:
Lesley Kiesling
Savannah Okray
Announcer

 

Public Service (PSAs) (H-06)

Project Title: Alzheimer’s Walk 2018
High School: Massillon Washington High School
Video: Click here
Student Name: Program Credit:
Billie Burick Writer/Producer/Director/Editor/Camera Operator
 

Public Affairs/Community Service (H-13)

Project Title: Labyrinth
High School: St. Edward High School
Video: Click here
Student Name: Program Credit:
Finnbar Norman
Malen Cuturic
Altan Dinchman
Colin Donovan
Andre Holland
Christopher Kidwell
Josiah Knight
K. Ziven Kujda
Sam Marshall
Andrew McLaughlin
JP McMaken
Brendan Ours
Paul Schweibinz
Daniel Semancik
Kyle Sminchak
John Swansinger
James Welch
Matthew Hoffman
Editor
Co-Director, Co-Director of Photography
Sound
Co-Director of Photography
Co-Director, Co-Director of Photography
Co-Director of Photography
Co-Director of Photography
Sound
Co-Director
Co-Director of Photography
Sound
Co-Director
Co-Director of Photography
Co-Director
Co-Director
Sound
Co-Director
Sound
 

Commercial (H-14)

Project Title: Ben Davis Football
High School: Ben Davis High School
Video: Click here
Student Name: Program Credit:
Jacob Einstein
Kieran Simmer
Eliza Vandewalle
Videographer, Editor
Editor, Music Composition
Videographer

AWARD RECOGNITION:

Each winning school will receive a Crystal Pillar to display at the school, and each student whose name is on the winning entry will receive a certificate.

Any student whose name is on the entry form of a winning production may purchase a duplicate Crystal Pillar.  The 6-inch pillars cost $125 each.

To order a Student Production Awards Crystal Pillar to commemorate your winning entry, click here.


STUDENT AWARD LANGUAGE:

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the Lower Great Lakes Chapter is proud of the students and schools receiving this year’s Student Production Awards. However, it should be noted that NATAS restricts the use of the term “Emmy®” to professional awards.

Students may say they are recipients of a NATAS-Lower Great Lakes Regional Student Production Award. They may also say they received a Student Production Award from the NATAS-Lower Great Lakes chapter. Students and schools may use the image of the crystal pillar in their awards promotion.

It is important to note that students did not receive Emmy® awards or Student Emmy® Awards. The Emmy® name and statue are registered trademarks. Students and schools may not use the Emmy® name or figure to reference the Student Production awards. That includes mentions in publications, promotions or resumes.