On September 12, 2016, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees of this year’s National Student Production Awards (informally known as Student Emmy Awards). Fairhaven High School received the prestigious honor of being recognized with three national nominations in three different categories.
These students were awarded five New England Regional High School Emmy Awards in April 2016, and were selected to represent New England in a nationwide exhibit of excellence. The awards will be awarded to students on October 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
A live broadcast can be viewed at https://livestream.com/tndv-televisionStudentProductionAwards
Fairhaven’s National Emmy Nominees include:
Music Video: “White Teeth Teens” by Bethany Fernandes, Erick Sa, Amelia Ostiguy
Video Essay: “Close to 190,000” by Bethany Fernandes
Writing: “Excellence” by Bethany Fernandes
In April, the Fairhaven students were honored for excellence in broadcast journalism, sport broadcasting, and video production. Members of the FHS Media Production Program were awarded five prestigious New England Emmy Awards and recognized with an additional 13 honorable mentions. FHS was one of the top schools recognized in the New England region, and since 2013, has been awarded with 10 New England High School Emmy Awards.
View these projects at: http://www. fhsart.net/class-blog/2015-2016-high-school-emmy-nominations.
The FHS 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 program will be allowed to unleash their full potential with the core concepts of the Broadcast Journalism and Video/Radio Production Industry.
The course reflects the standards set forth by the Video and Radio Production Vocational Technical (VTE) Frameworks and the objective contained within the sixth strand of the VTE Frameworks.
For information on the nominees: http://emmyonline.com/download/ 1SAwardsNomList.pdf
The National Student Production Awards include 23 programming and craft categories. Student honorees will receive a certificate from NATAS and a crystal pillar award with the Emmy® logo will be presented to the school.
According to Drew Furtado, Media Production Teacher at FHS, the students will watch the October 4 ceremony as it streams on the internet.
He said they found out too late to arrange to be in Washington, DC, in person.
“I know the students are crazy-thrilled and excited,” said Mr. Furtado.
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