News Release

4.7.2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KAB presents awards to Student News Team

The Blue Valley Television Student News Team brought home several top honors from the annual Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) Student Broadcast Awards competition.  The awards were presented at the Student Seminar & Career Fair on April 5, 2005 at the Wichita Hyatt.

Good Morning, Blue Valley won first place honors in the Complete Newscast category.

In the Hard News Package category, BVN seniors Amanda Peterson, Courtney Maphies, and Derrick Maples took first place for their story about a teacher who modeled perseverance for her students and the community following a severe injury.

BVW seniors Jennifer Roth and Adam Squitieri won first place for telling the story of one family's battle against cancer in the Complete News Feature category.

A story about how one student has realized benefits from the ESL program took second place honors in the Complete News Feature category.  BVN senior Hallie Martin and BVW senior Adam Squitieri teamed up for this project.

Honorable mention kudos was earned in the following categories:
Sportscast: It's Game Time .  Produced by Adam Squitieri (BVW), Peter Kellerman, Mike Schober,  Ryan Wallace and Graham Yohe (BVHS).
 
Complete Sports Feature: A story on the Baker Brothers wrestling duo produced by BVHS seniors Ryan Wallace and Graham Yohe.
 
 Enterprise News Package:  Light Industry.  Produced last May by BVN graduates Ally Hamacher and Britni Benage

The Blue Valley Television Student News Team are enrolled in the Broadcast Performance class and serve as interns in the district's cable station, channel 18.  For more information, call adviser Bruce McRoberts at (913) 239-4142 or BVTV coordinator Kristi McNerlin at (913) 239-4032.

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