The 2023 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Mid-Atlantic Student Production Awards were recently announced.
Awards were given out in sixteen categories, and Penn-Trafford earned nineteen nominations and three wins. Winning entries will advance to compete in the National Student Production Awards in the fall.
“This year marked the most nominations we have ever received, demonstrating how the TV/Video Program continues to lead the way as one of the most innovative, career-building programs not just in our area but in the nation,” commented Penn-Trafford High School Principal Tony Aquilio. “We are going to miss our seniors but look forward to seeing them have successful futures in the field of TV and film.”
Winners from Mr. Steve Vinton’s TV Production and Film classes are:
Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs - “Cam Haldeman: Inside the Ring” by Phelan Newman (Director/Editor/Reporter), TJ Szewcow (Camera/Editor), Dom Randall (Director/Editor), and Colin Connors (Editor).
PSA - “Tears of a Clown” by Phelan Newman (Director/Editor/Actor). This is the third consecutive year that Phelan has won this award.
Video Essay - “Suicide Awareness” by Morgan Arlia (Producer).
Phelan Newman, TJ Szewcow, Dom Randall, and Colin Connors