News Release

5.21.2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BVTV18 students earn regional recognition

Several students from the BVTV18 Student News Team have been selected to receive awards from the Mid-America Chapter of The National Television Academy. The Student Television Award for Excellence recognizes outstanding television journalism by high school students. Now in its second year, this award is part of the National Student Television program which encourages and supports journalism skills among students.

BVTV students who were selected by the mid-America Chapter are:

News category                        

Watchdogs in School

Jennifer Cummings, BVN senior and Kevin Risen, BVNW senior

Arts  & Entertainment/Documentary

A Walking Miracle

Britni Benage & Ally Hamacher, BVN seniors; Chris Pearson, BVNW senior

Public Affairs/Community Service/Public Service

S.O.S. - Speak Out for Stephanie

Lara Wilinsky, BVW senior; Matt Hayward, BVHS senior

Teens and Safe Driving

Ally Hamacher & Britni Benage, BVN seniors; Matt Hayward, BVHS senior; Chris Pearson, BVNW senior

Technical Achievement

Open for Good Morning, Blue Valley.  Chris Pearson, BVNW senior

Students will receive their awards at a staff dinner on Monday, May 24, 2004 at 6:45 p.m. at Zarda Barbeque, 135th & Metcalf.

Local winners will now be eligible for recognition at the national level. A blue-ribbon panel, chaired by Av Westin, Executive Director of the NTA Foundation, will select six national awardees. These national winning entries will be presented with their awards at a ceremony at the National Television Academy's Trustees' Meeting this June in Los Angeles, CA.

The
National Television Academy is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Creative Craft, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering/Advanced Media and Business & Financial Reporting. Excellence in Prime Time programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.   Local Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, the National Academy has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award of Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.org.

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