Elk Grove Unified Students Compete in 2021 SEVA Video-Making Contest and Win Big

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Elk Grove, CA – May 12, 2021 – Students from the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) participate annually in the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium (SEVA) contest and for the 2021 SEVAs, EGUSD had the most submissions, with 213 videos being sent into the contest for review. In total 595 videos were submitted for consideration with a 2021 SEVA Entry Form. This year, in addition to the 2021 SEVA Awards, special recognition was also given to students who speak to “Defining 2020” in their video submission.

The 2021 SEVA Contest challenged students to submit work in one of five categories; Creative Expression, Documentary, Instructional, Public Service Announcements or School News. Judges then went through each category and selected a winner for each age group. Students’ submissions that stood out were also awarded an honorable mention for their great work.

SEVA is a great organization in the area that strives to provide quality educational resources to learners of all ages in the greater Sacramento community primarily through video and other information and communication technologies via cable systems and networks. Each year SEVA hosts a video contest for students in different school districts throughout the Sacramento Region. Students outside of Sacramento county can also enter the contest for a fee of $10. 

The SEVA students who won in their respective categories this year were recognized at the 2021 SEVA Awards event. The event was hosted virtually and paid tribute to students whose work stood out among the competition.

EGUSD is proud of the amazing work of its students and the support provided by teachers and staff. In the District, creativity plays a key role in education, and Elk Grove Unified is happy to see that shine through in their student’s efforts. Below is the list of students recognized for their work in a variety of areas along with a link to their entry:

School

Teacher’s Email Address

Producer Name(s) to Appear on Award (If a Winner)

SEVA Category

Grade Level

Program Title

Link to Video

Award or Honor

Sunrise Elementary

Tharding@egusd.net

Kevin Wu

Creative Expression

K-3

The Milk

SEVA Award

Sunrise Elementary

Tharding@egusd.net

Julianna Maurizio

Documentary

4-6

Salmon Falls Bridge

https://youtu.be/AHkMrk1y1U4

SEVA Award

James McKee ES & Albiani MS

nmaltbie@egusd.net

Kara Hughes

Documentary

7-8

Having Tourette’s Isn’t a Tragedy, Having No Bacon Is

https://youtu.be/OJX33IGgpc4

SEVA Award

Florence Markofer Elementary School

tnull@egusd.net

Ryan Neumann

Documentary

K-3

Martin Luther King Jr. Documentary

https://youtu.be/p_gVe7a1bAg

SEVA Award

Stone Lake Elementary School

jlyman@egusd.net

Matthew Ho

Instructional

4-6

How to Design a Logo by Hand

https://youtu.be/KfB251UqIjM

SEVA Award

Franklin High School

bnclark@egusd.net

Emily Cho

Instructional

9-12

How to THRIVE in Distance Learning

https://youtu.be/6by0GO8q_n4

SEVA Award

Florence Markofer Elementary School

tnull@egusd.net

Iris Murphy

Instructional

K-3

Practice Positivity

SEVA Award

Florence Markofer Elementary School

tnull@egusd.net

Paige Vanderspek

PSA

4-6

Wash Your Hands!  

https://youtu.be/lCtZ06gPzGo

SEVA Award

Samuel Jackman Middle School

lharmon@egusd.net

Brian Lee

PSA

7-8

Bullying PSA

SEVA Award

Franklin High School

bnclark@egusd.net

Jaxon Ruiz

PSA

9-12

Trapped

SEVA Award

Florence Markofer Elementary School

tnull@egusd.net

Madison Null & Wesley Rowe

School News

K-3

MMNews Episode Mini Mustangs Home Edition #16

SEVA Award

Florence Markofer Elementary School

tnull@egusd.net

Emily Robertson

Creative Expression

4-6

Water Bottle Monsters with Emily

https://youtu.be/PZIew3Ykl9A

Honorable Mention

Toby Johnson Middle School

dlchape@egusd.net

Claire Caldwell

Creative Expression

7-8

The Unexpected Artists

https://youtu.be/KWSGuvFGLlk

Honorable Mention

Franklin High School

bnclark@egusd.net

Danielle Tong

Creative Expression

9-12

The Morning After I Killed Myself

https://youtu.be/bEHOtbM1GMs

Honorable Mention

Florence Markofer Elementary School

tnull@egusd.net

Paige Vanderspek

Documentary

4-6

Paige’s Journey – What It’s Like to Test Positive for COVID-19 

https://youtu.be/-Uxq4ijEUdQ

Honorable Mention

Katherine L. Albiani Middle School

dmcneel@egusd.net

Audrey Sherwood

Documentary

7-8

Pandemic Pets 

https://youtu.be/9kXdUQVNXEw

Honorable Mention

Katherine L. Albiani Middle School

dmcneel@egusd.net

Layla Jones

Documentary

7-8

This Is Me

Honorable Mention

Pleasant Grove High School

jbandy@egusd.net

Carson Ballou

Documentary

9-12

Born to Fly

https://youtu.be/pbHt_aeUg7M

Honorable Mention

Sunrise Elementary School

THarding@egusd.net

Wesley Cabral

Instructional

4-6

How to Safely Mow a Lawn

https://youtu.be/1XqaLXU3dtg

Honorable Mention

Katherine L. Albiani Middle School

dmcneel@egusd.net

Oliver Uniza

Instructional

7-8

How to Ski

https://youtu.be/JvBzbZLuzl8

Honorable Mention

Helen Carr Castello Elementary School

hpederso@egusd.net

Jacob Diaz

PSA

4-6

3 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Get COVID.

https://youtu.be/su3O3lSLuxk

Honorable Mention

Franklin High School

bnclark@egusd.net

Rochelle Williams

PSA

9-12

No Wipes in the Pipes

https://youtu.be/GNYbrC4JjqA

Honorable Mention

Sunrise Elementary School

Tharding@egusd.net

Kevin Wu

PSA

K-3

Escape Hot Car

https://youtu.be/yzvYbHrhqyo

Honorable Mention

Florence Markofer Elementary School

tnull@egusd.net

Ryan Neumann

PSA

K-3

Safe Travels During COVID

https://youtu.be/WDpQB-rpTU4

Honorable Mention

Sunrise Elementary School

Tharding@egusd.net

Emma Bruns and Julianna Maurizio

School News

4-6

SPARTAN TV #31

https://youtu.be/Vxz8c-Mlgmg

Honorable Mention

Katherine L. Albiani Middle School

dmcneel@egusd.net

KAMS TV Crew 2021

School News

7-8

KAMS TV Episode 7: Scary Spectacular

Honorable Mention

Florence Markofer Elementary School

tnull@egusd.net

Ryan Neumann

School News

K-3

Georgia Aquarium

https://youtu.be/zgJ8NyU4njA

Honorable Mention

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. 

Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. 

We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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