Entries were submitted by high schools with media programs in the San Francisco/Northern California chapter’s region — Visalia to the Oregon border including Reno, Nevada and Hawaii — for work done during the 2013-14 school year. The “Award for Excellence,” an engraved glass pillar, is presented to the school with each student recipient receiving a certificate. The “Award for Merit” each student receives a certificate.
Of the five awards for excellence awarded, Hawaii garnered two: both to Waianae High's Searider Productions. Of 20 merit certificates given, seven went to Hawaii. The Seariders won the second-highest total of awards with seven.
Waianae Searider Productions
Award of Excellence, Newscast, Searider News
Shayla Ader, Kahunui Foster, Producers; Marcela Bator, Charlemaine Blue, Shayla Bradley, Crystal Cebedo, Jesa Delos-Reyes, Gary Domingo-Oka, Thomas Dupa, Tressa Hoppe, Kertsye Kau, Raeanna Labrador, Keani Malo, Kayla Manuel, Abreen Padaken, Monique Paogofie, Diamond Tuisano, News Staff; John Allen III, Advisor.
Award of Excellence, Serious News, “What's the Catch?”
Crystal Cebedo, Reporter; Mahealani Nieto Lopes, Photographer; Shayla Ader, Editor; Kahunui Foster, Writer; John Allen III, Advisor.
Award of Merit, Light News, “Home Grown Eggs-ellence”
Kahunui Foster, Reporter; Shayla Ader, Photographer; John Allen III, Advisor.
Award of Merit, Arts & Entertainment/Cultural Affairs, “Rising Son”
Austin Kaulia, Producer; Keanu Lyau-Goodwin, Director; Gary Domingo-Oka, Head Photographer/Editor; William Domen, Writer; Sheaven Delima, Grip; John Allen III, Advisor.
Award of Merit, Long Form-Fiction, “Day Dreamers”
Shayla Bradley, Producer/Director; Kerstye Kau, Director of Photography/Editor; Tressa Hoppe, Writer; John Allen III, Advisor.
Award of Merit, Sports, “Heads Up”
Diamond Tuisano, Reporter; Gary Domingo-Oka, Head Photographer/Editor; Raeanna Labrador, Photographer; Courtney Aboy, Writer; John Allen III, Advisor.
- Award of Merit, Public Affairs/Community Service, “Think College”
Shayla Bradley, Producer; Kerstye Kau, Director; Tressa Hoppe, Writer; John Allen III, Advisor.
Hawaii Student Television
Maui High School
Award of Merit, Serious News, “Hawaii: The 15th State”
Michelle Gima, Reporter/Writer; Tristan Pascual, Camera; Victoria Gaxiola, Giel Tolentino, Camera/Editors; Clint Gima, Advisor.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) is the premier and most recognized non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of excellence in television. The Academy awards the EMMY®, the most prestigious, peer-judged honor in television for outstanding creative achievement. The Academy now serves all the television markets in the United States through its 20 chapters. The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter joining on October 6, 1961. Now one of the largest chapters, it represents California markets from Visalia to the Oregon border, Hawaii, and Reno, Nevada.