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GCPS Students earn superior scores at Georgia State Media Festival

May 24, 2023

     GCPS TV is proud to share that 20 GCPS Student Media Festival Entries were recognized with superior scores at the 2023 Georgia Student Media Festival, held on April 21, 2023. The Georgia Student Media Festival celebrates outstanding student-produced media projects across the state.

     GCPS TV Coordinator Kolinda Scialabba was thrilled about the diversity of projects. “The student productions this year showed such an amazing depth of creativity and innovation. There were LEGO® animated stop motion films, podcasts on well-being, full length music videos, PSAs focused on safe driving, and messages on feeling a sense of belonging within Team GCPS. Their efforts were well rewarded and celebrated at the state level with glowing comments such as ‘Great use of visual storytelling’‘Message was powerful and delivered well’‘Great cinematography, lighting, sound, design, and costumes’ - and ‘I loved everything about this project. This was flawless,’ ” she remarks.

    With sponsorship support provided by the Georgia Association for Instructional Technology (GAIT) and the Georgia Library Association (GLA), in partnership with Clayton State University (CSU), hundreds of Georgia students from all grade levels produce media projects and submit them for judging. The process begins at the local level, then moves on to system festivals. Projects scoring a 96 or higher are recognized as Superior in the State and advance to the Georgia Student Media Festival.

     Student media project submissions include live action, website design, animation, podcasts, and photography. All projects are judged for their excellence in production, writing, creativity, lighting, and impact. 

The following listing of 20 Superior projects represent the skills and creativity of 39 GCPS Middle and High School students:

Couch Middle School, Devils Tower:   Naomi Ofuyah, Alex Mekonen, and Tyler Hartzell

Duluth High School, Je Te Laisserai Des Mots:   Rosie Niu

Gwinnett Online Campus, Jhai's Space Adventure: Jhai Brown

Jones Middle School, Tell Tale Heart:   Parker Hantelys, Shane Le, Veer Patel

Jones Middle School, The Lottery:   Emma Harte, Morgan Bateast, Sarah Ibrahim

Lanier High School, Broken Pieces:   Marae Keniston

Lanier High School, Swungus:   Isaac Thoman

Mountain View HS, Best Friend's Quiz:   Sabrina Herrera- Costales

Mountain View HS, Skills USA News Feature:   Amiya Austin, Rand Ismaael, Mariely Avila, and Salam Abuabeid

Osborne Middle School, The Air Forces:   Karam Alkhatib

Parkview HS, Tired Tuesday:   Angel Andrade-Morales

Parkview HS, Portals:   Angel Andrade-Morales

Parkview HS, You Are Not Alone:   Niyah Garner, Amy Ho, Anh McMullin, Kaylie Mercer

Parkview HS, Take a Break From Your Phone:   Nolan Hugghins, Mason Frierson, Delyet Daniel, Oliver Barrieau

Parkview HS, The GCPS Guide:   Tatiyhana White, Ken Nguyen

Paul Duke Stem HS, PDS-TV Show Intro - Paul Duke Bepop: Jaiden Ejuoneatse- Clarke

Paul Duke Stem HS, A Day in the Life of a Student Hockey Player:   Abigail Donkor, Landon Shell, Matthew Goring

Paul Duke Stem HS, Show Your Voice:   Brandon Ignacio Vazquez, Mariana Lopez

Paul Duke Stem HS, Jack's Story:   Jackson Goldberg

Sweetwater Middle School, Wake Up:   Tebryn Willis