WCS Takes Charge at NATAS Student Production Awards

Williamson County Schools media students know how to work the camera, something proven at the Nashville/Midsouth National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Student Production Award ceremony on April 19, where they brought back top honors in 10 of the 16 categories.

The NATAS awards are among the highest honor high school media programs can earn. The Nashville/Midsouth region includes schools from Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina.

Williamson County high schools made up a good proportion of this year’s nominees and winners. Brentwood High School was nominated in 13 categories and won seven of them.

“Nothing compares to this,” said Brentwood High TV & Film teacher Ronnie Adcock. “This was the greatest day in our program’s history. Students have worked very hard this year, and their efforts paid off.”

The following students or schools took home the top award in their categories:


  • WBHS 9 Newscast, Brentwood High

News Story

  • Madison Hebert and Ashley Gracia, Brentwood High

Music Video

  • Barrett Hall, Jack Cerrato and Austin Collier, Brentwood High


  • Joy Davis, Independence High

Public Service Announcement

  • Garrett Linney, Matthew King and  Nicolas Walter, Brentwood High

Public Affairs/Community Service

  • Max Volpintesta and Billy Mahaffey, Brentwood High


  • Jackson Stofka, Ravenwood High


  • Jacob Trauscht, Brentwood High


  • Reagan McKay, Brentwood High


  • Dylan Stovall, Nolensville High
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