News Release

1.30.2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BVTV Student News Team receives national awards

The 2007-08 Student News Team recently traveled toAnaheim, CA for the annual Student Television Network (STN) National Convention. They returned home with an award for excellence in broadcasting and an award for an on-site competition.

 

The STN Excellence Award was presented to the students for their production of Good Morning Blue Valley in the Twice-monthly category.   This award recognizes "superior achievement in scholastic broadcasting" and is STN's highest honor for overall programs. Broadcasting professionals serve as judges for this competition. 

 

The Student News Team also earned a third place award in the Broadcast Journalism category - Blue Division in the Sweet 16 contest. On the day before the convention begins, each team selects a one-word theme around which to produce an entire show and its stories in sixteen hours. The Student News Team was one of 70 teams in this contest, which also included a Movie Production category.

 

BV North High seniors Sydney Hendrick and Stephanie Rosen earned honorable mention kudos for their entry in the Spot Feature on-site contest.

 

STN is a national, non-profit organization that brings schools together, and supports and promotes scholastic television with active e-groups, summer workshops, and challenging contests.  For more information, check out their web page at www.studenttelevision.com

 

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

 

Members of the 2007-08 Student News Team are:  Joey Arkeilpane, Karrisa Barone, Katherine Bruce, Jenni Farr, Bizi Ferguson, Amanda Fifield, Sydney Hendrick, Seth Hermanson, Devin Hughes, Lars Koerkemeier, Melissa Krystel-Whittemore, Devin Nutt, Mary Ellen Patterson, Stephanie Rosen, Ben Wilinsky, and Zach Zaborny. Adviser for the Student News Team is Bruce McRoberts.

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