News Release

4.25.2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BVTV18 students earn national recognition

The Foundation of the National Television Arts & Sciences announced regional winners of the Student Television Award for Excellence recognizing outstanding television journalism by high school students. Now in its third year, the Student Award for Excellence is part of the National Student Television program which encourages and supports journalism skills among students. 

Student producer/writer teams from around the nation submitted entries in seven categories: News; Arts & Entertainment/Cultural Affairs; Documentary; Public Affairs/Community Service/Public Service; Sports; Technical Achievement; and Writing. All entries were originally broadcast, cablecast, or Web cast within the eligibility period from February 1, 2004 to January 31, 2005.

Regional winners will now be eligible for recognition at the national level. A blue-ribbon panel, chaired by Av Westin, Executive Director of the Foundation, will select seven national awardees. These national winning entries will be presented with their awards at a ceremony to be held on June 15th at the Time Warner headquarters in New York City.  Time Warner is the sponsor of the National Student Television Award for Excellence.

Students from Blue Valley Schools'  BVTV18 program selected as winners from the Mid-America Chapter are:

 News category
       Strength in Numbers                 
                           Jennifer Roth & Adam Squitieri

 Public Affairs/Community Service/Public Service
       Spooky Scooters                     
                           Mike Schober

 Technical Achievement
       Good Morning, Blue Valley     
                            Student News Team

Members of the BVTV Student News Team learn the advanced skills necessary as reporters and operators of studio and field equipment through hands-on training and practical application. Student productions include a one-hour live weekly news show, Good Morning, Blue Valley.  Blueprints, a news magazine, incorporates feature stories about the programs and people within the schools.

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