News Release

11.14.2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NSPA honors BVTV18 Broadcasting program with fifth consecutive Pacemaker

The Blue Valley School District's Broadcast Technology program earned its fifth consecutive Pacemaker award, one of four top prizes in the 2005 National Scholastic Press Association's (NSPA) annual competition. Considered the Pulitzer Prize in school publications, the Broadcast Pacemaker awards were announced at the Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Chicago. Professional broadcast journalists independent of NSPA serve as judges for this competition. 

 

Winning a fifth award in 2005 gives this program the distinction of being only the second school program in Broadcast Pacemaker history (instituted in 1997) to win five consecutive years. 

 

The news show Good Morning, Blue Valley was the Student News Team's entry for 2005.   In addition to sports highlights and weather, this edition included feature stories about elementary students using Palm Pilot technology; a young student who is mastering English through the ESL program; twin brothers excelling at a sport they love; a mother-daughter team fighting an ongoing battle with cancer; and a teacher who defied the odds after a devastating injury.

 

Members of the 2004-05 Student News Team:

Dustin Allen, Jennifer Bantham, Kristen Burchett, Brooke Carney, Alex Hughes, Peter Kellerman, Courtney Maphies, Derrick Maples, Hallie Martin, Cecily Miller, Blaine Muhl, Amanda Peterson, Ally Ross, Jennifer Roth, Mike Schober, Adam Squitieri, Ryan Wallace, and Graham Yohe.

 

Adviser for the BVTV18 Student News Team is Bruce McRoberts.

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