News Release

11.14.2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NSPA honors BVTV18 Broadcasting program with Pacemaker award

The Blue Valley School District's Broadcast Technology program added a sixth Pacemaker award to its list of accomplishments. Blue Valley was one of three broadcasting programs selected to receive this prestigious award. Considered the Pulitzer Prize in school publications, the Broadcast Pacemaker awards were announced at the Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Philadelphia. Professional broadcast journalists independent of NSPA serve as judges for this competition.

The news show Good Morning, Blue Valley is the Student News Team's entry for 2007. This edition includes feature stories about an activity that encourages elementary students to read, a young student from Sierra Leone who is thriving in the USA, a mother and daughter who share a career, a program that teaches babies and toddlers to communicate through sign language, an athlete who overcomes a physical challenge, and a student excels in spite of physical disabilities.

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 news show, Good Morning, Blue Valley. Blueprints, a news magazine, incorporates feature stories about the programs and people within the schools.

Members of the 2006-07 Student News Team are Jason Browar, Courtney Bullis, Matt Compton, Makensie Davis, Greg Dubinsky, Alex Freeman, Sam Frickleton, Garrett Griffin, John Kurtz, Andy Lavin, Laura Licata, Brit Muhl, Phil Nohe, Mary Ellen Patterson, Hannah Pederson, Alex Sandmoen, Mike Sapenoff, Michael Simpson, Scott Simpson, Kayte Steinmetz and Jeremiah Watkins.

Adviser for the BVTV18 Student News Team is Bruce McRoberts.

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