On October 3, 2017, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented awards for this year’s second National Student Production Awards. (informally known as Student Emmy Awards.) Recent Fairhaven grad Sean Flynn was awarded a National Student Production award for Excellent Video Essay. Sean produced a video essay about Greasy Luck Brew Pub, located in New Bedford, MA, and the story behind the restaurant.
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.
The New England Chapter was nominated for 15 awards, with Fairhaven High School receiving three nominations. In April 2017, Fairhaven High School received four New England Regional Student Production Awards, and 10 Regional Nominations.
Currently, Sean Flynn is studying communications at Florida State University and graduated from Fairhaven High School in June, 2017. Mike Sargent and Jeffrey Szynal are studying at local colleges, and Kelsey Pereira is currently a senior at Fairhaven High School.
Fairhaven’s National Emmy Nominees include:
• Video Essay (Winner): “Greasy Luck Brew Pub,” Sean Flynn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5jPFxtO3T8&feature=youtu.be)
• Short Form Non-Fiction (Nominated): “Dear Meghan,” Michael Sargent Jeffrey Szynal (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ehAMYNWq-g&t=8s)
• Audio/Sound Recording (Nominated): “Word of the Week” Cacophony,” Kelsey Pereira (https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=5nnrjEFfdG0)
For More Info on the National Student Production Award Winners: http://emmyonline.com/nspa_2017_ winners
Nominees were selected from high school student entries across the country in 23 programming and craft categories. The awards presentation was live-streamed from the Los Angeles campus of Emerson College on Tuesday, October 3rd at noon, PDT. Viewing of the presentation can be seen at the following three links: Student Production Awards Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ NATASSPA; Student Production Awards Twitter: https://twitter.com/NATASSPA; NATAS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEmmys
The Fairhaven High School Media Production program is dedicated to motivating, inspiring, empowering and engaging all students to become life-long learners. The course is designed to introduce students to the broadcast industry that employs a rigorous technical and creative curriculum.
Our core belief is to create respectful, tolerant, responsible citizens of the 21st century in a safe and secure learning environment. By integrating state of the art technology with English, Math, and Science standards, students of the Media Production program will be allowed to unleash their full potential with the core concepts of the Broadcast Journalism and Video/Radio Production Industry.
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