October 14, 2023
The school’s marketing team received a nomination in the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for its video “Moments in History: Ruby Golding" in the category Historical/Cultural – Long Form Content (Single Story or Program). The video interview highlights Golding, an equal rights activist and Midland native who aided in desegregating Beaver County. PA Cyber was the only K-12 school nominated at the regional ceremony held this evening.
“To be able to share our name with some of the most talented producers in the Mid-Atlantic region is an honor,” said Scot Rutledge, the video’s producer and PA Cyber’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “We are a small team making a big impact. While we were not victorious in the end, the real award was being able to tell Mrs. Golding’s story.”
Staff highlighted Golding for her outstanding contributions to the civil rights movement and sense of responsibility toward her community. She received the President’s Human Rights Award from the Beaver County NAACP in 2015. In the video interview, she spoke of witnessing Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, DC.
“When he gave that speech, you couldn’t help but to have that feeling in you,” Golding said. “That feeling made you just want to rededicate yourself to the movement. We came back rededicated…We fought more for our rights than ever before.”
PA Cyber’s Moments in History videos have received recognition from multiple awards organizations in the last 18 months. The educational series is available publicly on the school’s YouTube channel so that anyone can learn from them.
- Moments in History: Surviving the Holocaust, (2) Awards of Excellence, The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts’ Communicator Awards
- Moments in History: WWII Told by a Sailor, Silver and Bronze Tellys, Telly Awards; Honorable mention, MarCom Awards
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television with the Emmy Award. The Emmys host nineteen regional ceremonies across the country every year, including the Mid-Atlantic regional competition. Nominations were announced in August, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Awards took place this evening in Lancaster.
PA Cyber congratulates WQED Multimedia for winning the category with their entry “Freedom House Ambulance: The FIRST Responders.” Readers are encouraged to view their submission for its dynamic historical storytelling.
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Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instruction methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and does not charge tuition to students or families.
“When he gave that speech, you couldn’t help but to have that feeling in you. That feeling made you just want to rededicate yourself to the movement. We came back rededicated…We fought more for our rights than ever before.”– Ruby Golding on being present for Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech