Wednesday, May 09, 2012


The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced nominees for the Northwest High School Awards of Excellence. These awards celebrate the most outstanding productions from five Northwest states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Students from the Ballard High School Video Production Program earned seven nominations, the most of any school or program. The winners will be announced on June 2nd at the 49th Annual Regional Emmy Awards ceremony.

Ballard’s nominations span four categories, reflecting the diverse skills of the producers. In the technical category of Photography/Editor, Ballard High School students garnered every nomination. These are the nominations by category.

Crash Landing Pizza by Louis Weissman, Ariahna Ghormley & Mackenzie Wright

Safe at Last: The Story of Antwaan Dixon by Louis Weissman, Nate Sawtell & Dylan Spence

Senior Assassin by Alex Johnston, Tony Meyer & Elizabeth Turnell

Safe at Last: The Story of Antwaan Dixon by Nate Sawtell, Dylan Spence & Louis Weissman

Long-Form, Fiction:
The Craft by Elise Neroutsos, Walker Evans, James Vitz-Wong & Sam Weller

Public Service Announcement:
Ballard Food Bank by Jacob Scott, Brittney Blokker & Sam Weller

Senior Assassin by Tony Meyer, Alex Johnston-Thomas & Elizabeth Turnell

The nominees were selected by industry professionals in the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This makes the sixth year in a row that Ballard High School video producers have been nominated. Last year they received 9 nominations and won the category of Long Form Non-Fiction.

BHS video students will present new works completed this semester at The Showing on Friday, June 1 at 7 pm in the BHS auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and will be sold at the door.