Lights, Camera, Action!
The results are in for our 2016-2017 MyStudySyncTV contest. This marks our 4th annual contest in which we asked students to produce their own version of our signature StudySync®TV or SkillsTV videos, modeling student-led literary discussion groups on texts and skills within StudySync.
To create these award-winning episodes, teams of students developed essay prompts and scripts, planned props and video effects, and acted in their own unique episodes. Each year, StudySync not only recognizes the Top Middle School and High School Productions, but also gives accolades for Best Actor and Actress.
The judges were once again impressed by the incredible creativity and professional-like quality and are eager to acknowledge these superb efforts! So without further adieu,
The 2017 awards go to...
MyStudySyncTV Top Submissions
Our winning submissions were chosen for their excellent academic discussion and collaboration, combined with well-written scripts and camera work.
Middle School Winner:
MyStudySyncTV Production of Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death" by 8th grade students of teacher Elizabeth Ellison at Robert C. Fisler School in Fullerton, CA. These students are applauded for their enthusiastic and thorough analysis of Dickinson's poem.
MyStudySyncTV Production of Judith Ortiz Cofer's Abuela Invents the Zero by teacher Daisy Linville’s students at Spencer Middle School in Spencer, WI was chosen for its excellent screenplay.
Honorable Mention - Middle School Production:
The StudySync team would also like to recognize students of Mary Smith for their MyStudySyncTV production about Cesar Chavez for its solid acting and well-written screenplay.
MyStudySyncTV Production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest by students of teacher Katharine Hertz at Geneva High School in Geneva, IL. This episode covered every element of a successful production.
These students are recognized for their enthusiastic and thorough analysis, with Caleb Ericson being awarded Best Actor for his role in this production.
Runner Up - High School Production:
MyStudySyncTV Production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 1 by a team of students of teacher Amanda Gaspary at Santa Fe Catholic High School in Lakeland, FL. The well-scripted episode with its collaborative discussion led to the selection as the first runner-up production.
Congratulations to these teachers and their extraordinary students for their outstanding efforts!
But wait, there’s more! Roll out the red carpet for the winners of 2017's Creative Awards Categories....
Best Actor Awards
Best Actor in a Middle School production:
Starring in a MyStudySyncTV episode on David Halberstam’s The Fifties congratulations Carson Kim!
Best Actor in a Middle School production
Best Actor in a High School production:
From the MyStudySyncTV episode on Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, put your hands together for Caleb Ericson!
Best Actor in a High School production
Best Actress Awards
Best Actress in a Middle School production:
For her performance in the MyStudySyncTV production of John Green's The Fault in our Stars, the award goes to... Gianne Veluz!
Best Actress in a Middle School production
Best Actress in a High School production:
Starring in the outstanding MyStudySyncTV submission on Jane Eyre’s novel Wuthering Heights, congratulations Sarah Mozden!
Best Actress in a High School Production
More MyStudySyncTV Awards
Best Ensemble Cast- High School
Best ensemble cast: goes to the students of teacher Corinne Laird's class for their production of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness
Best Ensemble Cast- Middle School
Best ensemble cast: goes to 8th grade students of Elizabeth Ellison's class for their production of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House.
Congratulations to these amazing students, their teachers, and parents! All of the students’ submissions are truly inspirational and we will continue to look forward to each coming year’s MyStudySyncTV submissions.