SPA Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the 2017 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.

We look forward to seeing even more work next year!  Look for the 2018 Call for Entries late this year.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…..

H-01

Category: Newscast
Project Title: Steele News Live: Amherst’s Daily Live Newscast
Video: Click here
High School: Marion L. Steele High School
Student Name/Program Credit:
Sarah Miller Director
Adam Haas Technical Director
Kelsey Gonos Audio Operator
Emery Hicks Prompter Operator
Kate Anderson Floor Director
Ben Zahorec Reporter
Meredith Funderburg Reporter
Michael Rakar Reporter
Madison Snodgrass Reporter
Reed Dobo Reporter
Mariah Quinn Graphics
Juliana Butchko Graphics
Alex Mawson Assistant Director
Ally Kelling Assistant Director
Camden Haslage Editor
Johnny Matakovich Camera Operator
Jacob Kelley Camera Operator
Erica Dovin Anchor
Dominic Zappa Anchor
Daija Bernhardt Open Editor
 

H-02

Category: Arts & Entertainment / Cultural Affairs
Project Title: Embracing Individuality
Video: Click here
High School: Marion L. Steele High School
Student Name/Program Credit:
Ally Kelling Producer
Madison Snodgrass Producer
Erica Dovin Producer
Dominic Zappa Producer
 

H-03

Category: Short Form – Fiction
Project Title: "The Writers’ Room"
Video: Click here
High School: St. Edward High School
Student Name/Program Credit:
Adam Issa Director, Screenwriter, Actor
 

H-04

Category: Short Form – Non-Fiction
Project Title: Honoring Trooper Velez
Video: Click here
High School: Marion L. Steele High School
Student Name/Program Credit:
Michael Rakar Producer/Videographer
Kate Anderson Producer/Videographer
Emery Hicks Reporter
Reed Dobo Producer/Videographer
Dominic Zappa Producer/Videographer
Meredith Funderburg Producer/Videographer
 

H-06

Category: Public Service (PSAs)
Project Title: Technology Today
Video: Click here
High School: Wooster High School
Student Name/Program Credit:
Peter Savage Creator, Videographer, Editor, Producer
 

H-13 (tie)

Category: Public Affairs/Community Service
Project Title: Heroin: Lorain County’s Epidemic
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High School: Marion L. Steele High School
Student Name/Program Credit:
Jacob Kelley Producer
Michael Rakar Producer
Ben Zahorec Producer
Reed Dobo Reporter/Producer
 

H-13(tie)

Category: Public Affairs/Community Service
Project Title: "Razzle Dazzle"
Video: Click here
High School: St. Edward High School
Student Name/Program Credit:
Drew Poschner Editor
 

H-14

Category: Commercial
Project Title: Comet Corner Cart and Cafe
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High School: Marion L. Steele High School
Student Name/Program Credit:
Kate Anderson Producer
Dominic Zappa Producer

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 award  That includes mentions in publications, promotions or resumes.