Elk Grove, CA, May 14, 2021 – Two students from Franklin High School won awards for their animation projects from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Shaina Ocampo won the Excellence Award for “Performance Anxiety” in the Fiction – Short Form category, and Chase Burell-Agnew won the Merit Award for “Purrtect Your Pipes” in the Public Service Announcement category. Ocampo’s project will move forward to a national competition between all 19 chapters of NATAS.
Franklin High School was also one of eight schools to receive a Pillar of Excellence Award.
Entries were submitted by high schools with media programs in the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter region, Visalia to the Oregon border including Reno, Nevada and Hawaii, for work done during the 2020-21 school year. A total of 124 entries were received from 14 high schools. Ocampo and Burrell-Agnew are the only two students in Sacramento County to win these awards.
NATAS representatives plan to present pillars and certificates to the Franklin High students in the near future.
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.
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