Forty-eight WCTV19 – News, Sports, and Productions – staff members traveled to Orlando, Florida, from March 18-23, 2014.
Here are some notes from our trip:
Over 2200 students attended the convention. One of STN’s largest conventions ever.
48 students from Whitney High School.
Over 19 contests for students. The contests were day-of, meaning they had to create everything in at four to six hour time period.
4 awards won. We won honorable mention in Sports Highlights (Justin Chandler, Matt Judy); Third place in PSA (Sarah Karver, Mackenzie Herren, Maia Tik-Holguin, and Farica Tan); First place for Weather Reporting (Nicole Camarda, Alex Muir, and Alex Sotelo); Nick Seils, Rachel Peters and Samantha Smiley won a reporter bureau award for a story about the convention; they also won $500 for their story.
2 Sweet 16 entries. We created our entire show and a short film in 16 hours on Thursday.
1 $10,000 check! We won for best overall TV network for the second time in three years.
Over 2,200 students and teachers from middle and high schools across the nation attended the STN Convention. Students attended breakout sessions taught by industry professionals and visited exhibit booths with vendors who were knowledgeable and provided future contacts for many aspects of the industry. Professionals within the television news industry judged the onsite contests.
To watch our Sweet 16 Broadcast Show, CLICK HERE.
To watch our Sweet 16 Film, CLICK HERE.