News Release

9.22.2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Student News Team goes for three in a row

The Blue Valley School District's Broadcast Technology program is one of seven finalists in the 2003 National Scholastic Press Association's (NSPA) Pacemaker competition.  Considered the Pulitzer Prize in school publications, the Pacemaker awards will be announced at the Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, DC on November 22nd.  Professional broadcast journalists independent of NSPA serve as judges for this contest.

The student-produced Good Morning, Blue Valley show is the Student News Team's entry for 2003.  In addition to other features, this edition includes stories on the annual mock accident at Blue Valley Northwest High, multiples playtime at the Parents as Teachers facility, and how two district teachers found a unique way to help an elementary student cope with his learning disability.

The Blue Valley program has previously won two Pacemakers, in 2001 and 2002.  Winning a third award in 2003 would give this program the distinction of being only the second school program in Broadcast Pacemaker history (instituted in 1997) to win three consecutive years.  Manager and instructor for the Broadcast Technology facility and program is Bruce McRoberts.

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