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News and Events

Courtney Pelavin wins State Choral Director Award
Congratulations to Courtney Pelavin on being the recipient of the 2014 Washington State ACDA Outstanding Young Choral Director Award!  

To qualify for the award, one must meet the following criteria:

      · 10 years or fewer choral directing experience

      ·Current ACDA/WA-ACDA member

      ·Maintains high performance and literature standards

      ·Attends ACDA/WA-ACDA activities

In her notification e-mail, the ACDA had this to say about Ms. Pelavin:

"Your contributions to the art of choral music have been impactful with significant contributions to the choral arena in the greater Seattle area and the state of Washington.  We thank you for what you have done and wish to express our appreciation with this award."

It appears that others are catching on to the truly outstanding job that Ms. Pelavin does on a daily basis for the students of Ballard High School.  Congratulations on the well deserved honor!



Digital Film on SPS School Beat
 Recently, Ballard's Advanced Film students "took over" the Seattle Public Schools production studio for School Beat TV.  

School Beat TV

Episode #9:  “Student Filmmakers Take Over”

Be sure to watch the newest episode of “School Beat TV” when Ballard High School film students “take over” the Seattle School District TV studio!  Here are the details:

 

"Students produced, directed, ran camera, audio, and all crew positions on their own episode of “School Beat TV.”  They interviewed each other and their teacher Matt Lawrence, presented their award winning films, and edited the final production for broadcast on Channel 26 and streaming on the web. 

The “School Beat TV” series is produced by the Media Operations Center and presents profiles about the people and programs of Seattle Public Schools.

 This episode will begin airing on Channel 26 and streaming on the web on June 16, 2014 at 7pm.  Rebroadcast Schedule:

Mondays @ 7:00 PM

Tuesdays @ 12:00 PM

Thursdays @ 4:00 PM

Saturdays @ 3:00 PM"

As always, more films and information about Ballard's Digital Film Program can be found at http://bhsvideo.blogspot.com/ 
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BHS Filmmakers Win at the Emmy Awards

Five students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program were winners at the Northwest Regional Emmy Awards on June 7.  Coleman Andersen, Leo Pfeifer and Josh Vredevoogd won best Short Form Fiction for their drama Air Pressure.  Julian Amrine and Josh Vredevoogd won best Photographer/Editor for their drama Going it Alone.  This is the third year in a row that these awards went to students from the BHS Digital Filmmaking Program.

The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) presents High School Awards of Excellence to celebrate and promote the most outstanding high school productions from five Northwest states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.  The awards are judged by the same professional organization that selects Emmy winners. 

Eighteen other BHS filmmakers had also received nominations from the Academy this year.  For more information on the BHS Digital Filmmaking Program, visit www.bhsvideo.blogspot.com .



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