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10 EGUSD Schools Entered More Than 100 Videos For Consideration

ELK GROVE, Calif. – April 20, 2018 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) proudly recognizes several EGUSD students who submitted their video works of art and were chosen to be among the 23 finalists competing for the coveted Student Educational Video Award (SEVA) organized by the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium. Of the nearly 500 submissions to this year’s SEVA Awards, 10 EGUSD schools submitted more than 100 video projects. Six schools received Honorable Mentions and six proud groups of students in Oscar fashion thanked their families and friends and took home their prized SEVA Awards.

SECC Board Chair and EGUSD Director of Technology grinned with excitement stating, “The depth and breadth of what students are producing for these short animations and video works increases every year and it’s spectacular. These students are communicating and collaborating with peers, drafting scripts, securing talent, negotiating copyright and doing all of the camera work, editing and final production. Participating in the SEVAs is just another way we like to keep students connected and engaged in school.”

The annual awards ceremony was held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Sacramento State University’s University Union Ballroom to celebrate the talents and visions of student video producers.

School Teacher Producer(s) Category Video Name Link Award Received
Herman Leimbach Elementary School Erica Swift Tony Ly PSA for Grades 4-6 Be an Upstander https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egg69PSNWyc Honorable Mention
Elitha Donner Elementary School Guillermo Ramirez and Kevin Broxton Elitha Donner Video Academy Instructional Video for Grades 4-6 How to Survive an Earthquake at School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlNub1nnQDg SEVA Award
Florence Markofer Elementary School Mrs. Tammy Null Parnian Popal, Jasmine Yang, Mady Marino School News for Grades 4-6 MMNews Episode 9- 12/04/17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOxfQ_V65bA SEVA Award
Toby Johnson Middle School Dana La Chapelle Hayley Christensen Creative Expression Video for Grades 7-8 Duende https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJvTMifjjBk Honorable Mention
Toby Johnson Middle School Dana La Chapelle Naudiah Calacal, Daniella Saucedo Instructional Video for Grades 7-8 How to Make Bath Bombs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N14sO3GbKLI Honorable Mention
Toby Johnson Middle School Dana La Chapelle Aasha Walia, Tyler Willett, Jordan Larot PSA for Grades 7-8 Suicide Prevention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98BmYzlhTSw Honorable Mention
Toby Johnson Middle School Dana La Chapelle Ashlyn Hines Instructional Video for Grades 7-8 How to Power Hit a Softball https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9tDCzd5ZHc SEVA Award
Toby Johnson Middle School Dana La Chapelle The Cast & Crew of TJ-TV School News for Grades 4-6 First Things 1st https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSJQsVJn6BE SEVA Award
Cosumnes Oaks High School Mr. Tim Youngs Irene Adeline Milanez Creative Expression Video for Grades 9-12 Wander https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RT9o9D5eH0 Honorable Mention
Franklin High School Brad Clark Elyza “Jace” de Lara, Marob Wiseman, Jayson Ventura Documentary for Grades 9-12 C-SPAN Documentary – Copy Rights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvs6nmIkr4I Honorable Mention
Franklin High School Dawn Williams Andres Garcia Creative Expression Video for Grades 9-12 Shattered https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36BRFJu72dc SEVA Award
Franklin High School Brad Clark Sara Pogemiller PSA for Grades 9-12 Pooch Protection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOjz0Fe5TqI SEVA Award

About SECC
The Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium’s (SECC) mission is to provide quality educational resources to learners of all ages in the greater Sacramento community primarily through video and other information and communication technologies via cable systems and networks. SECC is a collaborative effort of the K-20 education community all working together toward this mission.


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 FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn and Eventbrite.

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