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Burnsville High School graduate wins two NATAS awards for films

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.

Scott pictured in New York City while attending the All American High School Film Festival in 2016.
Scott’s film of a mission trip to the Dominican Republic won the Arts and Entertainment category.  You can watch that video here:
Additionally, Scott’s documentary “JERRAD” won the nonfiction division. “JERRAD” is the true story about Burnsville senior Jerrad Solberg and his cerebral palsy. The film also won best documentary at the EDU Film Festival in 2016 and was an official selection at the All American High School Film Festival in New York City. You can watch that video here:
This year, the NATAS – Upper Midwest Chapter received more than 200 entries from 40 high schools and colleges/universities from across Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Burnsville students have won 15 NATAS awards over the past five years; Scott has earned five of those awards over the past three years.
Scott graduated from Burnsville High School in 2016 and is currently studying film production at Relativity School at Hollywood Center Studios in Los Angeles.
Posted: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 10:05