(Marietta, Ga. – June 13, 2016)
Savannah Pratt is making her mark in journalism – the Chattahoochee Technical College alumnus earned top honors for the second year in a row at the Southeast Emmy Awards ceremony held Saturday, June 11, in Atlanta.
Pratt, of Kennesaw, was one of five Chattahoochee Technical College Television Production Technology students nominated for the prestigious award, which celebrates excellence in media.
“Winning the Emmy for the second year in a row felt unreal. I wasn’t expecting it,” Pratt said of her accomplishment. “It is such an honor to be recognized for my work. I can’t think of a better job in the world than storytelling, and to be recognized for what I am passionate about is truly an unbelievable experience.”
Pratt, who now attends Georgia State University after graduating from Chattahoochee Technical College last year, was nominated in the College Student Production General Assignment-Serious News category for her piece “A Monk’s Life.” The aspiring journalist’s piece presented an inside look into monastic life and featured interviews with Trappist monks.
“One of my biggest passions is learning about other cultures. I didn’t understand why these individuals were drawn to the monastic life and I wanted to learn more,” she said.
Two current Chattahoochee Technical College students and one graduate received a nomination in the College Student Production Non-News Program category for their work “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” a dramatic piece about domestic violence. Nominees were Lia Mackie of Decatur, Essence Nelson of Marietta and CTC graduate Nick Heeter of Woodstock.
Graduate Karlan Jones of Marietta received a nomination in the College Student Production General Assignment-Light News category for the production “Jeff Justice,” which was a piece about the standup comedian and nominee’s mentor. Jones said it was very humbling to be recognized for his work.
Television Production Technology is taught at the college’s Mountain View Campus, and students at CTC learn the behind-the-scene skills necessary to produce TV news, documentaries and entertainment shows. In addition to learning to operate cameras in the studio and in the field, students learn about production, directing, writing, lighting, editing, audio, graphics and digital-animation skills.