Sacred Heart Greenwich students win $1,000 grant at regional filmmaking competition

Sacred Heart Greenwich students win $1,000 grant at regional filmmaking competition

The Educational Access Awareness Awards sponsored by the Area 9 Cable Council (A9CC) and Altice were announced May 25 and include 14 awards for Sacred Heart Greenwich students. Filmmakers in Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School were recognized in this competition.

Sacred Heart students won the Grand Prize, "Repicky Award," in Middle School and Upper School. Each Repicky Award is a $500 grant for the School to be used for media equipment to elevate student educational experience. With these two awards, the program earned $1,000 this year.

The Area 9 Cable Council (A9CC) and Altice sponsor this contest yearly to encourage students to develop video production and storytelling skills by creating access television shows relevant to their school and community. The regional Ed Access competition is open to students from Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Weston, and Westport.

"This is an incredible achievement for our young filmmakers to be recognized in this regional competition. Many contests focus on Upper School students. It is especially exciting to see the work of K-8 students celebrated. I commend Mrs. Dunn and the Lower School students for producing their weekly news show this year and am thrilled the eighth graders were able to participate in a Wednesday Filmmaking course this spring," Director of Media Studies, Design & Innovation Ms. Ellyn Stewart said.  




We are so proud of the work our students have done and the awards they are receiving for it! Congratulations to the following students:


Elementary School

Adult Assisted Category

1st place, Hamptin Solis and Lily Hohensee, “LS News From The Heart, November 1st Edition"

School News Story (SNS)

1st place, Ava Christian, “Breaking News in Lower School!

Middle School

School News Story (SNS) & Repicky Award

1st place, Annie Slocum, Laurie Starke, and Brianna Timlin, “Theology: Garden Rosary Project

High School

Animation & Repicky Award

1st place, Elisa Taylor, “Bento Love


2nd place, Nadia Borja and Jacqueline Franco, “Happy Here


1st place, Elisa Taylor, "Downtown

3rd place, Ella Radtke, "Biophilia"

General Interest

1st place, Nieve Beyer and Ava Cobb, “Student Profile: Ella

2nd place, Amy Walsh, "Coffee for Good

Narrative / Fiction

1st place, Alex Hannett, "Anything But Fine

3rd place, Kenza Aissaoui and Nouha Aissaoui, "Don’t Leave Me Behind"

News Show

2nd place, Advanced Multimedia Class, “November 2022: Today from the Heart”​


1st place, Jhonni Dixon and Advika Dushyanth, “The Algorithm

3rd place, Lila Caruso “They Said

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