We are thrilled to announce the results for our 5th Annual MyStudySyncTV contest for the 2017-2018 school year. This year’s entries once again came from students across the country – who produced their own versions of our signature StudySync® TV and SkillsTV videos, modeling student-led discussion groups on texts and skills found within their StudySync curriculum. To create these amazing, award-winning episodes, teams of students developed everything, starting with scripts, then planned stage direction and video effects, plus acted in, filmed, and edited their own StudySync®TV and and SkillsTV-styled episodes. StudySync not only recognizes the top middle and high school productions, but also gives accolades for Best Actor and Actress, and more.
This year we added a new twist on our top prize-- the 1st Place Winners for the Best Middle School and High School productions will have the opportunity to participate in a classroom Skype call with StudySync’s CEO, Robert Romano, in addition to being awarded a $500 Amazon gift card for classroom supplies! The Runners-up for the Best Middle School and High School productions and the Best Ensemble Casts will be awarded a $250 Amazon Gift Card. Any actor or actress in any of the recognized episodes are also offered the opportunity to submit an audition tape to participate in one of our future StudySyncTV videos!
The judges were once again awe-struck by both the intelligent group discussions and professional-like quality of all the videos and are keen to acknowledge these outstanding efforts! So, without further adieu, the envelop please….The 2018 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 StudySync TV Winner:
MyStudySyncTV Production of Ray Bradbury’s “Sound of Thunder” by 8th grade students of teacher Yvette Schemenauer at Day Creek Intermediate in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. These students are applauded for their enthusiastic and thorough analysis of Ray Bradbury’s science fiction story.
Middle School SkillsTV Winner:
SkillsTV Production of Complex and Compound Sentences by 6th grade students of teacher Katrina O’Meara at Robert C. Fisler School in Fullerton, CA. These students are being recognized for their thorough presentation of grammar skills.
Runner Up - Middle School Production:
MyStudySyncTV Production of William Blake’s A Poison Tree by 8th grade students of teacher Elizabeth Ellison at Robert C. Fisler School in Fullerton, CA. was chosen for its excellent screenplay.
Honorable Mentions - Middle School Production:
The StudySync team would also like to recognize 6th grade students of Katrina O’Meara for their SkillsTV production on Nouns for its solid acting, script and production quality, as well as the 7th grade students of Renee Senigram at John Burroughs Middle School from Los Angeles, CA for their StudySync TV-styled video discussing the Cesar Chavez Foundation’s About Cesar.
"Nouns" - A SkillsTV episode
StudySync TV-styled video discussing the Cesar Chavez Foundation’s About Cesar
High School Winner:
MyStudySyncTV Production of Anthony Doerr’s "All the Light We Cannot See" by students of teacher Jacqueline England at Middle College High School in Stockton, CA. This episode covered every element of a successful production.
These students are recognized for their enthusiastic and thorough analysis, with Malik Moore being awarded Best Actor for his role in this production.
Runner Up - High School Production:
MyStudySyncTV Production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest by students of teacher Katharine Hertz at Geneva High School in Geneva, IL. The well-scripted episode with its intelligent, collaborative discussion and solid acting by all three students, led to the selection as the first runner-up production.
Congratulations to these teachers and their extraordinary students for their outstanding efforts!
Stay in your seat, there’s more! Roll out the red carpet for the winners of 2018's Creative Awards Categories....
Best Ensemble Cast- Middle School:
Best ensemble cast goes to 7th grade students of Elizabeth Drake's class at Huntington Middle School in San Marino, CA for their production of Rachel DeWoskin’s Blind.
Best Ensemble Cast- High School:
Best ensemble cast goes to the students of teacher Karalee Ruelas’s class from Hughson High School for their production of Dudley Randall’s poem, "Ballad of Birmingham."
More MyStudySyncTV Awards…
Best Direction for a Middle School Production goes to students of Daisy Linville at Spencer Middle School in Spencer, WI for their production of John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A Fable.
Best Direction for a High School Production goes to students of Kate Hertz at Geneva High School for their production of J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.
Best Script for a Middle School Production goes to 7th grade students of Renee Senigram at John Burroughs Middle School from Los Angeles, CA for their StudySync TV-styled video discussing the Cesar Chavez Foundation’s About Cesar.
Best Script for a High School Production goes to students from Stockton, CA for their production of Kevin Starr’s nonfiction work, Endangered Dreams: The Great Depression in California.
Best Actor Awards
Best Actor in a Middle School production:
Starring in a MyStudySyncTV episode on Judith Pinkerton Josephson’s Mother Jones produced by students of Renee Senigram at LAUSD, congratulations Hesleer Silva Merino!
Best Actor in a Middle School production
Best Actor in a High School production:
From the MyStudySyncTV episode on Anthony Doerr’s "All the Light We Cannot See," put your hands together for Malik Moore!
Best Actor in a High School production
Best Actress Awards
Best Actress in a Middle School production:
Starring in the outstanding MyStudySyncTV submission from the Robert C. Fisler School covering Suzanne Collins’s novel, Catching Fire, congratulations Kistima Aryal!
Best Actress in a Middle School production
Best Actress in a High School production:
For her performance in the MyStudySyncTV production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, the award goes to... Haley Williams!
Best Actress in a High School Production
An honorable mention for Best Actress goes to Giana Martella from Hughson High School for her role in the "Ballad of Birmingham" production.
Honorable Mention for Best Actress in a High School Production
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.