WCS Media Students Earn National Nominations

Ten former and current WCS students have earned national recognition for their work in media production and are in the running for six awards at the 2018 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) National Student Production Awards.

Brentwood High School is tied for the most nominations in the country with five; Ravenwood High School is nominated in one category. Nominees were selected from high school student entries across the country in 23 programming and craft categories.

“I am extremely proud of these students, many of whom are now studying some form of broadcasting or communications in college,” said BHS TV and Film instructor Ronnie Adcock.  “We’ve had three nominations over the past two years, but nothing like this.”

The ceremony will be broadcast live on Thursday, October 18 beginning at 2 p.m. The National Student Production Awards page of the NATAS website lists where the livestream can be viewed.

Below are the students who were nominated for a NATAS Student Production Award:

General Assignment – Light News

Ashley Gracia and Madison Herbert, Brentwood High

Alex Darjean: World War II Veteran

Public Service Announcement

Garrett Linney, Matthew King and Nicholas Walter, Brentwood High

I Pledge Addiction

Public Affairs/Community Service

Billy Mahaffey and Volpintesta, Brentwood High

The Contributor


Jacob Trauscht, Brentwood High


Reagan McKay, Brentwood High

Memory Storage


Jackson Stofka, Ravenwood High