Blaze Weekly Awards

   
3-31-17 - Burnsville High School graduate Scott Tinkham received two 2017 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Upper Midwest Student Production Awards for videos he produced as a high school senior last year. Winners were announced at a ceremony on March 31.  Burnsville students have won 15 NATAS awards over the past five years; Scott has earned five of those awards over the past three years.
5-13-16 Burnsville High School senior Scott Tinkham's film, "JERRAD," won Best Documentary and Best Cinematography at the EDU Film Festival, the premier Minnesota film event for high school students on May 13 at the ShowPlace ICON Theater in St. Louis Park. 

"'JERRAD' is about a kid with cerebral palsy,” said Scott. “It is about him overcoming his limitations, and not letting his disability define who he is.”

Scott said he capitalizes all the letters in the title "JERRAD" because it's a story that can apply to anyone in their own walks of life, not just Jerrad.

Watch the entire film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOmxFI4gM2I

Scott has earned three NATAS-Upper Midwest Region Student Video Production Awards for his video productions in the past two years and will study film production at the University of Arizona next year.

Read the article in the Savage Pacer.

Read and watch the story on Fox9 News.

Read and watch the story on KARE 11.

Read and watch the story on WCCO.

3-29-16 Burnsville High School senior Scott Tinkham won a 2016 NATAS-Upper Midwest Region Student Video Production Award on Sunday, April 10. Winners were announced at a ceremony held at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Mall of America. 

Scott won the animation/graphics/special effects category for a walkout video that played on the new video scoreboard in the stadium for the Burnsville football team.  Scott was also was nominated in the high school sports category for a hockey highlight video he produced. 

Burnsville students have won 13 NATAS awards over the past four years.  

3-26-15 Burnsville High School junior Scott Tinkham won two 2015 NATAS-Upper Midwest Region student video production awards on Sunday, April 12. Winners were announced at a ceremony held at the Radisson Blue Hotel at the Mall of America. Scott won the high school sports category for videos he shot and edited for the Burnsville football team. He also won the PSA category for a video on energy conservation.

Burnsville students were also nominated in five other categories: commercial, animation/graphics/special effects, director, editor, and photographer.    

3-30-14 Burnsville High School senior Scott Svare received four National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards (NATAS) for his work in the following categories:

  • Short Form: Non-Fiction – Jesus is Better Than Religion
  • Long Form: Non-Fiction – USHL Hockey Tour
  • High School Sports – Burnsville Hockey
  • Best Photographer – Composite

He was also chosen as a recipient of the 2014 NATAS Upper Midwest Chapter Foundation Scholarship and received his scholarship at the ceremony. Each year, the regional NATAS chapter selects a few high school and post-secondary students to receive the $3,000 award, which can be used for books and tuition at the recipient’s college or university.

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4/14/13 - Students in the Burnsville High School video production program won six Upper Midwest Student Production Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Junior Scott Svare was the most awarded student at the event, bringing home five awards himself.

Award winners from Burnsville were:
  • Sioux Trail Elementary Lip Dub, Music Video, Noura Elmanssy and Thomas Lidholm; Sight Without Eyes, Long Form Non Fiction, Scott Svare; NEDA Walk PSA, Public Service Announcement, Scott Svare; Frontier Ranch - Youth Retreat, Public Affairs/Community Service, Scott Svare; Boys Lacrosse Commercial, Commercial, Scott Svare; Photographer, Scott Svare.

The Burnsville High School video production program is taught by Tyler Krebs. To see more information about the winning entries and watch the videos, go to http://midwestemmys.org/20130414/2013-high-school-student-production-award-recipients/.

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5/21/12 - Sight without eyes: A story of inclusion - Trey Woedel - Minneapolis Education Examiner

It seems bullying is on everybody's mind these days. There are bullying task forces, bullying newsletters, national bullying reporting agencies, and training sessions set up by the Minnesota Department of Education to illuminate the problem for teachers and parents. Read the entire article here.

6/7/11 - Four Burnsville High School broadcasting students were recognized by the Minnesota High School Press Association for scholastic achievement and excellence in high school journalism this year. 

Junior Nikki Rykhus was given a North Star Journalist Award for maintaining a 3.75 GPA or higher in a leadership role for Burnsville High School’s student-produced magazine show “Blaze Weekly.”

Juniors John Kuziej, Noura Elmanssy and Cole Wilkie received Distinguished Journalist awards in recognition for having 2.75 GPAs or higher while serving in leadership roles for “Blaze Weekly.”

Examples of their work can be seen at www.blazeweekly.com.
   
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12/8/12 - Watch out, ESPN. BHS students thinking outside the box - Alex Hall - Savage Pacer

Burnsville High School seniors use independent study to produce sports debate show

Read the entire article here.

   
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11/20/11 - Students 'blaze' news trail - Meryn Fluker - Savage Pacer

On Monday morning, a group of students wandered the hallways at Burnsville High School with a camera and tripod in tow. They weren’t late for class nor were they skipping; they were simply looking for cool places to plank.

Meanwhile, their peers sat on stools in room E120, pitching: Black Friday? Favorite Thanksgiving memories and traditions?

This is the life of a student in Tyler Krebs’ video production class. The 28 students in the section spend each week crafting the almost-six-minute newscast, from the seeds of story ideas to a fully bloomed broadcast, beamed across the airwaves each Thursday morning.

Read the entire article here.

   
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11/15/11 - Video Production at Burnsville High School - Aaron Tinkleberg - BES Website

On camera or behind it, students in the Burnsville High School video production class are learning professional-level skills before they graduate. Under the direction of teacher Tyler Krebs and with the help of Burnsville Community Television, the students have launched a weekly news television show called “Blaze Weekly.”

Click on the link to watch the video: Video Production at Burnsville High School