The future of broadcasting is bright! Fourteen VPS students were recognized for their broadcasting work in the 2022 Student Production Awards announced on June 4.
Columbia River High School
The CR Sports crew won the live sports event category for their coverage of a Columbia River basketball game against Ridgefield High School. The crew includes:
- Keegan Duke
- AJ Ferguson
- Emery Leifeste
- Sam Mosier
- Derrick Ruggles
- David Ryan
- Michael Ryan
Janine Blackwell is their teacher.
VPS Game Time
The inter-district crew was nominated in the live sports event category for their coverage of a Skyview High School basketball game against Union High School. VPS Game Time includes:
- Noah Cowan, Skyview High School
- Faith Monzon, Owen Lazaro-Colin and Aidan Billingsley, Hudson’s Bay High School
- Ethan Reyes, Columbia River High School
- Isis Eggleston, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics
Their teachers are Nancy Wistrand, Skyview; Randy Howard, Hudson’s Bay; Janine Blackwell, Columbia River; and Andy Berhow, VSAA. Ian Southworth, video production specialist, and Nick Voll, television production supervisor, coordinate VPS Game Time broadcasts.
Skyview High School
Nicolas O’Neil was nominated in the short form fiction category for a video titled “Pizza.” Nancy Wistrand is his teacher.
The awards are given by the Northwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the organization that bestows Emmy Awards for professional news and documentaries, sports broadcasts, daytime television, public service broadcasts and technology broadcasts.
This year, students in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming submitted more than 170 entries. Columbia River, Skyview, Hudson’s Bay and VSAA were the only Southwest Washington schools that earned nominations.
After winning at the regional level, the CR Sports broadcast will be submitted for a national award. The 2022 National Student Production Awards will be given next fall by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.