Wednesday, May 25, 2011


The following nine seniors (six girls and three boys) in Ballard High School’s Video Production Program will be pursuing film and television in college next fall, many of them at the top programs in the country. Some of these programs are highly selective, admitting only 3% (or less) of all applicants. Between them, these seniors have won 31 awards and honors for their work from international, national and regional film festivals as well as professional organizations. They have also won $270,000 in competitive college scholarships.

Rikke Heinecke will be studying filmmaking in the School of Cinema Arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Sydney Jarol and Sheridan Koehler will be studying filmmaking at Columbia College of the Arts in Chicago.

Ashleigh Klemetson will be pursuing video production and media studies at Central Washington University.

Lizzy O’Laughlin will be studying broadcast journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Dylan Miller and Blair Scott will be studying filmmaking at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Justin Smith-Mercado will be attending the Film & Video Communications Program at Seattle Central Community College.

Chloe Warner-Moyer will be attending the Creative Producing Program at Chapman University near Los Angeles.