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ELK GROVE, Calif. – May 10, 2021 – Students from the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) participate annually in the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium (SEVA) contest and for the 2021 SEVAs, EGUSD had the most submissions, with 213 videos being sent into the contest for review. In total 595 videos were submitted for consideration with a 2021 SEVA Entry Form. This year, in addition to the 2021 SEVA Awards, special recognition was also given to students who speak to “Defining 2020” in their video submission.

The 2021 SEVA Contest challenged students to submit work in one of five categories; Creative Expression, Documentary, Instructional, Public Service Announcements or School News. Judges then went through each category and selected a winner for each age group. Students’ submissions that stood out were also awarded an honorable mention for their great work.

SEVA is a great organization in the area that strives 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. Each year SEVA hosts a video contest for students in different school districts throughout the Sacramento Region. Students outside of Sacramento county can also enter the contest for a fee of $10.

The SEVA students who won in their respective categories this year were recognized at the 2021 SEVA Awards event. The event was hosted virtually and paid tribute to students whose work stood out among the competition.

EGUSD is proud of the amazing work of its students and the support provided by teachers and staff. In the District, creativity plays a key role in education, and Elk Grove Unified is happy to see that shine through in their student’s efforts. Below is the list of students recognized for their work in a variety of areas along with a link to their entry:

School Teacher’s Name Producer Name(s) to Appear on Award (If a Winner) SEVA Category Grade Level Program Title & Link to Video Award or Honor
Sunrise Elementary Trevor Harding Kevin Wu Creative Expression K-3 The Milk SEVA Award
Sunrise Elementary Trevor Harding Julianna Maurizio Documentary 4-6 Salmon Falls Bridge SEVA Award
James McKee ES & Albiani MS Nick Maltbie Kara Hughes Documentary 7-8 Having Tourette’s Isn’t a Tragedy, Having No Bacon Is SEVA Award
Florence Markofer Elementary School Tammy Null Ryan Neumann Documentary K-3 Martin Luther King Jr. Documentary SEVA Award
Stone Lake Elementary School John Lyman Matthew Ho Instructional 4-6 How to Design a Logo by Hand SEVA Award
Franklin High School Brad Clark Emily Cho Instructional 9-12 How to THRIVE in Distance Learning SEVA Award
Florence Markofer Elementary School Tammy Null Iris Murphy Instructional K-3 Practice Positivity SEVA Award
Florence Markofer Elementary School Tammy Null Paige Vanderspek PSA 4-6 Wash Your Hands! SEVA Award
Samuel Jackman Middle School Laurie Harmon Brian Lee PSA 7-8 Bullying PSA SEVA Award
Franklin High School Brad Clark Jaxon Ruiz PSA 9-12 Trapped SEVA Award
Florence Markofer Elementary School Tammy Null Madison Null & Wesley Rowe School News K-3 MMNews Episode Mini Mustangs Home Edition #16 SEVA Award
Florence Markofer Elementary School Tammy Null Emily Robertson Creative Expression 4-6 Water Bottle Monsters with Emily Honorable Mention
Toby Johnson Middle School Dana La Chapelle Claire Caldwell Creative Expression 7-8 The Unexpected Artists Honorable Mention
Franklin High School Brad Clark Danielle Tong Creative Expression 9-12 The Morning After I Killed Myself Honorable Mention
Florence Markofer Elementary School Tammy Null Paige Vanderspek Documentary 4-6 Paige’s Journey – What It’s Like to Test Positive for COVID-19 Honorable Mention
Katherine L. Albiani Middle School Donna McNeel Audrey Sherwood Documentary 7-8 Pandemic Pets Honorable Mention
Katherine L. Albiani Middle School Donna McNeel Layla Jones Documentary 7-8 This Is Me Honorable Mention
Pleasant Grove High School Jerry Bandy Carson Ballou Documentary 9-12 Born to Fly Honorable Mention
Sunrise Elementary School Trevor Harding Wesley Cabral Instructional 4-6 How to Safely Mow a Lawn Honorable Mention
Katherine L. Albiani Middle School Donna McNeel Oliver Uniza Instructional 7-8 How to Ski Honorable Mention
Helen Carr Castello Elementary School Heidi Pedersen Jacob Diaz PSA 4-6 3 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Get COVID Honorable Mention
Franklin High School Brad Clark Rochelle Williams PSA 9-12 No Wipes in the Pipes Honorable Mention
Sunrise Elementary School Trevor Harding Kevin Wu PSA K-3 Escape Hot Car Honorable Mention
Florence Markofer Elementary School Tammy Null Ryan Neumann PSA K-3 Safe Travels During COVID Honorable Mention
Sunrise Elementary School Trevor Harding Emma Bruns and Julianna Maurizio School News 4-6 SPARTAN TV #31 Honorable Mention
Katherine L. Albiani Middle School Donna McNeel KAMS TV Crew 2021 School News 7-8 KAMS TV Episode 7: Scary Spectacular Honorable Mention
Florence Markofer Elementary School Tammy Null Ryan Neumann School News K-3 Georgia Aquarium Honorable Mention
Arlene Hein Elementary School Kristen Kolpacoff Joseph Alzuq Creative Expression 4-6 COVID-19 Life Defining 2020
Franklin High School Dawn Williams Ethan Ho Documentary 9-12 Love in Adoption Defining 2020
Franklin High School Brad Clark Emily Cho Instructional 9-12 How to THRIVE in Distance Learning Defining 2020
Sierra Enterprise Elementary School Sylvia Molina Gracie Yu & Lanese Chambers Instructional 4-6 How to Use a Chromebook Defining 2020
Florence Markofer Elementary School Tammy Null Harper Higgins & Nicole Leon Instructional K-3 COVID-19 Educational Video Defining 2020
Florence Markofer Elementary School Tammy Null Ryan Neumann PSA K-3 Safe Travels During COVID Defining 2020
Sunrise Elementary School Trevor Harding Juliette Hack School News 4-6 Rancho Cordova Lights Defining 2020
Franklin High School Dawn Williams Denzen Cortez School News 9-12 Athletes During Quarantine News Report Defining 2020
Florence Markofer Elementary School Tammy Null Madison Null & Wesley Rowe School News K-3 MMNews Episode Mini Mustangs Home Edition #16 Defining 2020

 

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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