St. Francis Senior Alex Simon receives National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Student Award
GetSportsFocus.com – Congratulations to our very own Alex Simon of St. Francis HS for receiving an award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences(NATAS). Alex was the only student to receive an Award for Merit in the Talent category for his outstanding work at GetSportsFocus.
Watch Alex Simon’s exclusive, never before seen video interview of former St. Francis Football head coach Nick Navarro. This was shot after the Lancers won the 2012 CCS Division 2 title against Los Gatos 17-0.
Alex is actually the only high school student staff member that made it all the way from the beginning of the school year to the end. He started off writing feature articles, then moved on to doing on camera post game interviews to finally landing his own segment on GSF called Simon Says. Alex was also a voice over talent for GSF game highlights and features.
Alex is a young professional who knows his craft. Most of his interviews were flawless. Most of his voice over work are unscripted with accurate stats. It was amazing to watch this young man handle each assignment with confidence.
The following is an excerpt from the press release sent out by the NATAS earlier this week…
For Release: May 23, 2013
The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Announces the Winners of the 2012-13
REGIONAL STUDENT TELEVISION AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
The Board of Governors of the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012-1013 Regional Student Television Awards for Excellence.
Entries were submitted by High Schools with media programs in the chapter’s region, Visalia to the Oregon border including Reno, Nevada and Hawaii, for work done during the 2012-13 school year. The “Award for Excellence,” an engraved glass pillar, is presented to the school with each student recipient receiving a certificate. The “Award for Merit” student receives a certificate.
Seven Pillars for Excellence and ten Certificates for Merit were awarded. The Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley received a total of six awards; Wildcat Productions, WCTV 19, Whitney High School, Rocklin, three. Single recipients included: Flying Pepper Productions, Analy High School, Sebastopol; Maui High School, HI; Media Enterprise Alliance at KDOL-TV, Oakland Unified School District; Eye of the Tiger, Roseville High School; GetSportsFocus.com, Saint Francis High School, Mountain View; ArtQuest @ Santa Rosa High School; K9 Studios, Sheldon High School, Sacramento; Searider Productions, Waianae High School, Oahu. HI.
NATAS Education chair, Steve Shlisky, KTVU Channel 2, excited to see new schools participating this year. “One of our biggest challenges finding and contacting high schools with media programs. This year’s entries were among the best we have ever judged.”
The Complete list of winners follows: (Alex Simon is under the Crafts Category)
Award for Excellence: Searider Productions, Waianae High School, “Searider News,” Jamie Lee Evangelista, Moana Faumuina, Producers; Shayla Ader, Claire Agmata, Charlemaine Blue, Shayla Bradley, Brandee Burgess, Crystal Cebedo, Daynalynn Chabotte, Jesa Mae Delos Reyes, Devn Desha Vierra, Gary Domingo Oka, Thomas Dupa, Maelani Eder, Kahunui Foster, Jaysha Hampp-Iriarte, Tressa Hoppe, Faron Jove, Kerstye Kau, Keani Malo, Kayla Manuel, Mahelani Nieto Lopes, Monique Paogofie, Autumn Pereira, Krystian Pi, Tancy Lee Smith Chee, Dezalynn Tiell, Diamond Tuisano, News Staff.
Award for Merit: Eye of the Tiger, Roseville High School, “TigerCast News,” Daniel Wetter, News Director/ Anchor; Meghan Julin, Anchor; Robbie Short, Reporter; Megan Blumm, Switcher/CG Operator; Danii Ulle, Audio; Haylee Sex, Sarah Looper, Teleprompter Operators; Bobby Ritter, Adviser.
Award for Merit: WCTV19, Whitney High School, “Unleashed,” Alina Barragan, Alex Espinosa, Taylor Hines, Shelbi Meyer, Samantha Willis, Reporters; Michael Abshear, Sophie Butler, Ashley Carstons, Justin Conti, Eric Franklin, Natasha Gose, Kelsey Lake, Brayde Leedy, Hunter Lemay, Sydney Mendoza, Rachel Peters, Hunter Pietrzak, Daniel Schetter, Jordan Traynor, Kalli Turner, Frankie Wenson, Photographers.
Award for Excellence: Flying Pepper Productions, Analy High School, “Phat Brahms,” Max Brickey, Producer/Special Effects; Miles Pepper, Director/Writer/Editor; Sean Lea, Assoaite Producer; Nali Seeber, Writer; Sarah Diamond, Actress; Nick Rose, Actor,
Award for Excellence: ArtQuest, Santa Rosa High School, “Priceless,” Angelo Iervolino, Filmmaker, Editor.
Award for Merit: K9 Studios, Sheldon High School, “Dadvid Garibaldi and his CMYKs,” Lauren Morgan, Producer; Tyler Castelo, Matthew Klein, Directors; Andres Chavez, Editor; Kate Allen, Animator/Character Design; Cassis Cancilla, Paris Draper, Treh Faraj, Heather Fletcher, Nathan Foley, Amber Houseman, Stanley Smith, Kyle Spencer, Animators; Alexander Winters, Background/3D; Victoria Ibarra, Ink and Paint; Daniel Hargrove, Sound Design.
Award for Excellence: Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, “Elvia,” Sophia Ellingson, Sam Gates, Daniella Hunt, Alex Takeshita.
Award for Merit: Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, “American Horsepower,” Adrian Duann, Brent Ferguson, Lyndsey Romjue, Elliott Siu.
Award for Merit: Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, “Where Have All The Cellos Gone?,” Hana Dahl, Daniel Green, Cella Wright, Hannah Yerington,
Award for Merit: WCTV19, Whitney High School, “CAL Championship Game,” Spencer Elmore, Director; Matt Judy, Play-by-play; Justin Chandler, Color Commentator; Frankie Wenson, Sideline; Brady Bellini, Kyle Branderhors, Brandon Rogers, Cameras; Zach Bennett, Audio/Social Media Reporter; Kolton Kruzic, Hunter Pietrzak, Grips.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCMENT (PSA)
Award for Excellence: Maui High School, “Notice a Difference?,” Jessica Green, Writer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor.
Awarde for Merit: WCTV19, Whitney High School, “The Wrong Choice,” Eric Franklin, Daniel Schetter,
PUBLIC AFFAIRS/COMMUNITY SERVICE
Award for Excellence: Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, “A Special Education,” Alexis Agoustari, Stephanie Lee, Kayne Nau, Madé Sandrolini.
Award for Merit: Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, “Art is Power,” Sean Eghtessadi, Ryan O’Boyle, Elliott Siu, Riley Sykes.
Award for Excellence: Media Enterprise Alliance at KDOL-TV, Oakland Unified School District, “Wake Up Call: Time to ACT on Climate Change,” Guayo Cartagena, Kevin Gonzalez, Lawrence Newsome, Francisco Palma, Karen Perez, Dontae Sharp, Pancho Toscano, Hector Verduzco, Samaiyah Zareef-Mustafa, Producers.
Award for Merit: Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media, Tamalpais High School, “Monkey Street,” Jack Brown, Francesca Chiliorio, Erika Witt, Emmanuella Zachariou.
Award for Merit: GetSportsFocus.com, Saint Francis High School, “Alex Simon Talent Composite,” Alex Simon, Sports Reporter