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ELK GROVE, Calif. – October 10, 2017 – Franklin High School Student, Holly Cheng received first place honors in the Animation/Graphics/Special Effects category at the 2017 National Student Production Awards for her piece titled, “Caged Bird.” Franklin High School Animation and Video Production Teacher, Brad Clark, remarked, “I am incredibly proud of Holly’s achievement. She worked very hard and learned many lessons creating this powerful PSA that has led to winning a half dozen regional and statewide awards. This national award is very prestigious and will become an excellent addition to her resume.”


Organized by the Foundation of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), the annual competition includes 23 programming and craft categories honoring student productions from across the country. Over 200 students from 19 regional chapters were selected by industry professionals and university professors to participate in the national competition.  Franklin High School’s Nick Conklin’s “Cinematography Reel” was also recognized by the NATAS as a finalist in the “Photographer” category.


> Click here to read the official National Student Production Awards press release.


About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering.


NATAS membership consists of over 15,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs, including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, visit www.emmyonline.tv.

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Eventbrite.

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