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NOMINEES

CATEGORY #C-01
NEWSCAST
Focal Point Feb. 16
Michigan State University
Eisele Hirschel, Executive Producer/Reporter
Michael Soverinsky-, Executive Producer
Ethan Hunter, Anchor/Reporter
Sophia Miller, Executive Producer/Anchor
CATEGORY #C-02
NEWS REPORT - SERIOUS NEWS
Light and Shadow
Michigan State University
Ethan Hunter, MMJ
CATEGORY #C-04
MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST (MMJ)
Archives Bookshop
Michigan State University
Delaney Rogers, Multimedia Journalist
Roost Reopens
Michigan State University
Delaney Rogers, MMJ
FemFest
Michigan State University
Delaney Rogers, MMJ
CATEGORY #C-05
NON-FICTION - SHORT FORM
Smile Lines
Michigan State University
Breanna Berry, Producer
Subah Bhatia, Co-Director
Logan Davis, Cinematographer
Faith Cabalum, Co-Director
Weed Wisdom
Michigan State University
Logan Davis, Director
Subah Bhatia, Producer
Aidan Binford, Assistant Producer
Selling the Show
Washtenaw Community College
Jamie Begin, Produced, Written, Directed, Filmed, And Edited.
Iluminado
Washtenaw Community College
Casey Felek, Editor
CATEGORY #C-06
NON-FICTION - LONG FORM
Mystic Michigan: Light Within the Darkness
Ferris State University
Micah Sealock, Producer
Emma VanDongen, Producer
Davis Fosgitt, Producer
Nathan Hebel, Producer
Skating Free
Michigan State University
Audra Skuodaite, Director & Producer
In the Morning
Washtenaw Community College
Lawrence Olsen, Produced, Wrote, Directed, Filmed, Narrated, And Edited.
The Super Man
Washtenaw Community College
Corey Konjarevich, Produced, Wrote, Directed, Filmed, Edited.
CATEGORY #C-08
MUSIC VIDEO
Space Bubble
Washtenaw Community College
Cameron Chwalibog, Produced, Directed, Edited, And Composed Music.
CATEGORY #C-09
FICTION - SHORT FORM
Unwarranted
Washtenaw Community College
Matthew Yurko, Produced, Wrote, Directed, Filmed, And Edited
Beyond the Grave
Washtenaw Community College
Corey Konjarevich, Produced, Directed, Written, Filmed, And Edited.
Dirty Laundry
Washtenaw Community College
Anthony Scruton, Producer, Writer,
The Delivery Man
Mott Community College
Thomas Conlon, Director
Noah Stombaugh, Editor
Eric Stockman, Director Of Photography
Montreya Morgan, Assistant Director
Grace Russell, Lighting
CATEGORY #C-10
FICTION - LONG FORM
Heroine
Mott Community College
Traci Leone, Director
Christine Lee, Assistant Director
Joshua Thayer, Editor
Drew Ritter, Director Of Photography
Ruben Salgado, Gafer/Grip
Dominic Thompson, Sound
Cultivar
Michigan State University
Nolan Duff, DP, Asc Producer
Danielle Pollak, Director
Brien Smith, Editor
Cedar Mesko, 1st AC
Brandon DePouw, Producer
Zachery Garcia, Gaffer
Aaron Johnson, Writer
Jewell Redman, Actor
Xavier Raven, Location Sound
Zoe Fowlkes, First AD
Hearth
Calvin University
Adrian Van Stee, Writer/Director
CATEGORY #C-12
SPORTS PROGRAM
Spartan Sports Report 12/5/23
Michigan State University
Ethan Hunter, Director
Marin Klein, Director
Jason Laplow, Director
Ferris Sports Update
Ferris State University
Kelsey Meyers, Producer
Chad Andres, Producer
CATEGORY #C-13
LIVE SPORTING EVENT/GAME
Minnesota at Michigan State - Hockey on B1G+
Michigan State University
Jason Laplow, Producer
Zach Surdenik, Play-by-Play Commentator
Marin Klein, Color Commentator
Yousef Enayah, Sideline Reporter
Briggs Maloney, Director
CATEGORY #C-14
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (PSA)
Empty
Washtenaw Community College
Jillian Sullivan, Producer, Writer, Director, Actor
Flint Flames (PSA)
Mott Community College
Noah Stombaugh, Editor
Victoria Verna, Director
Wesley Wallace, Producer
Antionette Watson, Assistant Director
Night Shift
Madonna University
Samantha Rousseau, Director/Editor
CATEGORY #C-15
COMMERCIAL
You@Ferris
Ferris State University
Nathan Hebel, Producer
Kelsie Sharp, Producer
CATEGORY #C-16
ANIMATION/GRAPHICS/SPECIAL EFFECTS
Solus
Ferris State University
Derek Franciosi, Producer
CATEGORY #C-18
DIRECTOR
Brennan Mahokey - Flash Feature
Michigan State University
Brennan Mahokey, Director
Dirty Laundry
Washtenaw Community College
Anthony Scruton, Director
Boredom
Washtenaw Community College
Emanuel Holder, Director
CATEGORY #C-19
EDITOR
Tea42Studios
Mott Community College
Noah Stombaugh, Editor
CATEGORY #C-20
PHOTOGRAPHER
Boredom
Washtenaw Community College
Emanuel Holder, Photographer
CATEGORY #C-21
TALENT - NEWS OR SPORTS
Ethan Hunter News and Sports Talent Reel
Michigan State University
Ethan Hunter, Talent

HIGH SCHOOL

NOMINEES

CATEGORY #H-01
NEWSCAST
DTV Newscast 1
Davison Schools
Chayton Harris, Anchor
Makayla Herrick, Anchor
Kalob Hersh, Producer
Chris Thorpe, Director
CATEGORY #H-02
NEWS REPORT - SERIOUS NEWS
A Lingering Fear
Rockford High School
Trina Varano, Producer
Emily Pittman, Producer
Mya Shanahan, Producer
Jade Carroll, Producer
Drag Queen Story Time is Latest LGBTQ+ Rights Battle
WOAK
Dakota Hendren, Producer
School Safety
Davison Schools
Montana Armes, Reporter
The Rise of AI
Davison Schools
Cooper Austin, Reporter
Family Treasure
Davison Schools
Makayla Herrick, Reporter
Food Waste Story
Davison Schools
Trent Uptegraff, Editor
Montana Armes, Reporter
Asian Carp Story
Davison Schools
Christopher Thorpe,
Sam Watts,
Cooper Austin,
Natalie Whitman,
Rex Poff,
CATEGORY #H-03
NEWS REPORT - LIGHT NEWS
Salmon in the Classroom
Troy Athens High School
Leah Cerulli, Producer
Brianna Johnson, Director/Editor/Producer
Chinook Salmon Story
Davison Schools
Kalob Hersh, Reporter
Hot Dog Mayors Returns
Davison Schools
Tyler Uptegraff,
Antonio Headrick, Editor
CATEGORY #H-04
MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST (MMJ)
Hell or Highwater She's Going to Do It
Rockford High School
Trina Varano, Producer
Rap History 101
East Kentwood High School
Nuha Hussein, Reporter
CATEGORY #H-05
NON FICTION- SHORT FORM
Disconnecting from Social Media
East Kentwood High School
Ajla Kmetas, Reporter
ChatGPT in the Classroom
East Kentwood High School
Diego Saldivar, Reporter
It Started in a Driveway: A Gus Macker Story
Rockford High School
Pete Johnson, Producer
Michael LeCompte, Producer
Will McKanna, Producer
Trina Varano, Producer
CATEGORY #H-06
NON-FICTION - LONG FORM
Because of The Brave
Rockford High School
Trina Varano, Student Producer
Gerrit Tenbrink, Student Producer
Isaac Galle, Student Producer
Alise Genter, Student Producer
Give Them Their Days, Give Them Their Dignity
Rockford High School
Trina Varano, Producer
Emily Pittman, Producer
Ella Moore, Producer
CATEGORY #H-07
PUBLIC AFFAIRS/COMMUNITY SERVICE
Helping Hands
Rockford High School
Christian Herrema, Producer
Hailey Hill, Producer
Mason Kirn, Producer
Ella Moore, Producer
Unseen Heroes: The Caregivers of America
Troy Athens High School
Brianna Johnson, Producer
Leah Cerulli, Producer
What Shouldn't Be Normal
Rockford High School
Jade Carroll, Producer
Emily Pittman, Producer
Mya Shanahan, Producer
Trina Varano, Producer
It's Up To Us
Rockford High School
Trina Varano, Student Producer
Emily Pittman, Student Producer
CATEGORY #H-08
MUSIC VIDEO
Step Dad
Lenawee Intermediate School District
Emilie LaBrie, Editor
Brayden Hopkins, Director
Emotions
Lenawee Intermediate School District
Abigail Knight, Producer
This Is For You
Troy Athens High School
Michelle Nartey, Producer
Evelyn Apahidean, Producer
CATEGORY #H-09
FICTION - SHORT FORM
The All Girl Comedy Team
Troy Athens High School
Macy Van Tiem, Producer
Julia Heywood, Producer
Lexi Kolpak, Producer
Nathaniel Sakmar, Talent
Shuttered
Troy High School
Akshaya Rachamadugu, Producer
Anoush Rophael, Photographer
Mili Bharatiya, Boom Operator
Döppel
Dearborn High School
Diamond Fuller, Producer/Cinematographer
Jesse Good, Editor
CATEGORY #H-10
FICTION - LONG FORM
That School Down The Road
Troy Athens High School
Brianna Johnson, Producer
Julia Heywood, Producer
Lexi Kolpak, Producer
CATEGORY #H-11
SPORTS STORY OR SEGMENT
Not So Different
Rockford High School
Mason Kirn, Producer
Kate Crowell, Producer
Ella Moore, Producer
The Woodward Showdown
WOAK
Sam Klonke, Producer
Grand Rapids Rise Debut
East Kentwood High School
Erica Large, Reporter
Nuha Hussein, Camera Person
Juliette Islas, Assistant Camera Person
Rivalry: The Love of the Game
Troy High School
Samridhi Sharma, Producer
Jayla Turner, Producer
CATEGORY #H-12
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (PSA)
It's Never Just A Joke
Rockford High School
Christian Herrema, Producer
Camryn Maksimowski, Producer
Gerrit Tenbrink, Producer
Lauren Kinstle, Producer
Seconds Matter
Troy Athens High School
David Graunstadt, Producer
Clean Water Starts With You
Troy Athens High School
Brianna Johnson, Producer
CATEGORY #H-13
COMMERCIAL
CAD Sizzle Campaign
Lenawee Intermediate School District
Alex Ferrell, Producer
Footloose Trailer
Troy High School
Samridhi Sharma, Producer
Recruitment Video
Dearborn High School
Rayan Hamid, Director
Ryan Furchi, Director
Arlo-Sage Molenda, Producer
Jacob Head, Cinematographer
Azalea Hofmann-Strate, Head Gaffer
Vic Garrison, Best Boy
Jesse Good, Editor
Cy Hunter, Sound
Ally Laurie, Writer
CATEGORY #H-14
ANIMATION/GRAPHICS/SPECIAL EFFECTS
Some Things Never Change
Rochester Adams High School
Oliver Mutart, Creator And VFX Artist
The Weight of a Million
Rochester Adams High School
Oliver Mutart, Creator And VFX Artist
CATEGORY #H-15
AUDIO/SOUND
Lights Out
Dearborn High School
Ali-Amir Hamid, Sound
Döppel
Dearborn High School
Ally Lauri, Sound
CATEGORY #H-16
DIRECTOR
Meet your Chef: Vaping
Lenawee Intermediate School District
Tehya Clement, Director
Head For the Truth
Dearborn High School
Jacob Head, Director
Döppel
Dearborn High School
Maria Makki, Director
CATEGORY #H-17
EDITOR
Shuttered
Troy High School
Akshaya Rachamadugu, Editor
Brianna Johnson 2024 Editing Reel
Troy Athens High School
Brianna Johnson, Editor
Head For the Truth
Dearborn High School
Jacob Head, Editor
CATEGORY #H-18
PHOTOGRAPHER
Shuttered
Troy High School
Akshaya Rachamadugu, Photographer
Anoush Rophael, Photographer
Head For the Truth
Dearborn High School
Jacob Head, Photographer
IDGAF
Dearborn High School
Jacob Head, Photographer
CATEGORY #H-19
TALENT - NEWS OR SPORTS
Ella Moore - Talent Reel
Rockford High School
Ella Moore, Producer
Talent Reel: Isaac Galle
Rockford High School
Isaac Galle, Producer
Chayton Harris Anouncer Reel
Davison Schools
Chayton Harris, Anouncer
CATEGORY #H-20
TALENT - PERFORMER
The Big Nate Monologues
Troy Athens High School
Nathaniel Sakmar, Talent
The Julia Heywood Comedy Reel
Troy Athens High School
Julia Heywood, Talent
CATEGORY #H-21
WRITING
The All Girl Comedy Team
Troy Athens High School
Macy Van Tiem, Writer
That School Down The Road
Troy Athens High School
Brianna Johnson, Writer
Head For the Truth
Dearborn High School
Jacob Head, Writer
CATEGORY #H-23
LIVE SPORTING EVENT/GAME
Lapeer playoff game
Davison Schools
Chayton Harris, Sports Director
Grand Blanc Basketball Game
Davison Schools
Chris Thorpe, Director
Grandville Football game
Davison Schools
Chayton Harris, Sports Director