North Country Elementary
Site Set on SEVA Honors
by Kim Baioni, CJUSD GATE Coordinator
In 2008, Mrs. Kim Tricomo, teacher and GATE coordinator at North Country Elementary School, applied for and was awarded a grant from the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium to purchase the equipment necessary for students to produce their own educational videos. Every year since receiving the grant, students from Mrs. Tricomo’s GATE program have produced educational videos that are submitted to the Sacramento Student Educational Video Awards Competition. Twice, the students have brought home awards. This year, Mrs. Tricomo’s class has submitted 4 DVDs for the SEVAs. To prepare for such filming, she took several of her GATE students to various trainings provided through SECC. Students were able to learn behind the scenes techniques to improved their writing and editing skills. On one such training, Mrs. Tricomo took students Jonathan Jolly, Riley Blackard, and David Duncan to the KVIE TV studio! On March 21, a crew from the consortium was on campus to interview and film the producers of the four videos. Other GATE students involved include: Cheyenne Hilbun, Johnathan Dixon, Cadyn Miller, Kiara Melvin, Carina Garbuzova, and Jaedeme Bumagat. On May 7, these students will be recognized at the SEVAs at Sacramento State. We are all rooting for you. For more information and past video entries, visit http://www.secctv.org.