National recognition for BVTV18 Student News Team
The NSPA (National Scholastic Press Association) recently announced the results of the 2008 Broadcast Story of the Year competition. The 2007-08 Student News Team has once again earned national recognition for their work in broadcast journalism. The awards will be handed out at the annual JEA / NSPA National Convention in St. Louis, MO in November 2008.
Second place honors for Broadcast News Story were awarded to Blue Valley West graduates Jenni Farr and Devin Hughes. Their story reported on elementary students donating their long hair to the Locks of Love organization which benefits cancer patients on chemotherapy.
Blue Valley High graduates Zach Zaborny and Devin Nutt won third place accolades in the Broadcast Sports category. Their story told of a young man who plays high school Varsity sports although he lost his sight in an eye.
The 2007-08 Student News Team is also a finalist for a Broadcast Pacemaker, the most prestigious award in high school journalism to be awarded by the NSPA.
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 weekly news show, Good Morning, Blue Valley. Blueprints , a newsmagazine, 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 McRoberts.
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