LOGAN, W.Va. — The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has recognized a local high school broadcasting class as part of their 2016 Student Production Awards.
WLHS-TV Newscast, Logan High School, received an honorable mention. Autumn Stennett, Technical Director; Trevor Bowen, News Anchor; Summer Jewell, News Anchor; Brie Franklin, Reporter; Samson Woodruff, Reporter; Chili Nichols, Reporter; Haley Caudill, Reporter; Bill France, Advisor were all named in the award. WLHS-TV not only competed with other high schools but with colleges and universities as well.
A record number of entries were received from colleges, universities and high schools across the chapter’s 4-state region for the 2016 Student Production Awards. Industry professionals judged and critiqued the entries which showcased a wide range of talent from these future broadcasters and media producers.
“The work of our region’s students continues to impress the professionals who judge their submissions,” said Leslie Blackston-Favors, High School Student Awards Chairman for the Ohio Valley Chapter. Scholarship and College Student Awards Chairman Harrison Hove added “Across all the various media disciplines, the students of the Ohio Valley Chapter embody the standard of excellence that NATAS was founded to maintain. Congratulations to those who have been honored this year. We’re proud to have the opportunity to encourage and mentor these dynamic students.”
The awards will be presented during the chapter’s annual Emmy® Awards Gala, August 6, 2016 at the Lawrenceburg Event Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
This year, Logan High School has decided to combine both newspaper and broadcast TV into one journalism class. Students interested in being a part of this class are asked to contact Bill France.