BVTV18 students earn "Student Emmy Awards"
The National Television Academy has announced the national winners of the Student Television Award for Excellence recognizing outstanding television journalism by high school students. Two members of the Student News Team from BVTV18 were selected to receive one of seven prestigious awards. Their story originally earned first place in the Mid-America regional competition.
Receiving the top award in the News category are senior Kayte Steinmetz of Blue Valley West High School and senior Sam Frickleton of Blue Valley High School. They teamed up to tell the story of a Russian-born child with disabilities who is thriving in her adopted country. They will receive a crystal pillar engraved with a replica of the Emmy Award at a ceremony in New York City.
In the regional mid-America competition, several student
productions received recognition.
For a list of all winners and their productions for 2006-07, go to www.nationalstudent.tv/
Members of the BVTV Student News Team learn the advance
skills necessary as reporters and operators of studio and field equipment
through hands-on training and practical application. Student productions
include a one-hour weekly news show, Good Morning, Blue Valley.
Blueprints, a news magazine, incorporates feature stories about the
programs and people within the schools. A sports show, It's Game
Time, offers highlights of Varsity athletic contests involving Blue Valley
high schools. Adviser for the Student News Team is Bruce
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