BHS students clutch multiple nominations for regional television awards

Students in the video production program at Ballard High School have gained a lot of attention lately for appearances in multiple film festivals, and now they have one more success to add to their list: a number of the students’ films have been nominated for Northwest High School Awards of Excellence in the Northwest Academy of Television and Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The NATAS spans five states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, and Ballard High School students earned seven nominations, which is more than any other high school or program.

From Seattle Public Schools:

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.

Winners from each category will be announced on June 2 at the 49th Annual Regional Emmy Awards ceremony.

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