More than a thousand high school students from all across the state gathered at Marshall University’s Cam Henderson Center in Huntington for a competition that had less to do with hoops and more to do with brain power this past Sat., April 5.
Dylan Vidovich, a Logan High School senior, was awarded a scholarship to Marshall University at the SCORES Academic Festival.
Vidovich’s broadcasting teacher, Bill France, said this couldn’t have happened to a more deserving student.
“Dylan never takes the easy route. He works hard for everything he gets. He is the perfect example of how hard work pays off,” France said.
The Crooked Creek resident was named one of the top seven students competing in the festival. Each received a scholarship for their first year tuition to the Huntington University. Vidovich competed in several broadcast journalism categories. He won first place medals for broadcast news package and another for broadcast news writing. He also received a first place medal for his contributions to Logan High School’s WLHS-TV.
Students in Mr. France’s broadcasting class each received a gold and silver medal for best broadcast newscast and entertainment broadcast. The seven students nabbed 17 medals at the event. Broadcast students earning medals, in addition to Vidovich, include Shana Nelson, Rachael Fortune, Sarah Browning, Kaitlyn Williamson, Hunter Napier, and Autumn Stennett.
Mr. France’s class was also named best broadcasting program at United High School Media Day earlier this semester.
“I plan on expanding the class next year,” France said. “The program offers more than just broadcasting. It is a writing class, a technology class and it builds great communications skills. I want to see more students have this opportunity.”