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Tiger Broadcast Named Best News Production

Tiger Broadcast Named Best News Production

March 29, 2014

Ray-Lynn Emry Callahan, Gretchen Shackelford, and Tessa Shrout pose with the numerous awards Tiger Broadcast won at the annual Student Television Network Convention

By Wendy Hayworth

Intern@lstribune.net

A group of Lee’s Summit High School students spent their spring break in Orlando Florida this year. For this group, relaxation was the last thing on their mind. They were there to compete.

In 2000, an annual convention was started for broadcast students around the country called the Student Television Network Convention. More than 2,000 students come together for the opportunity to showcase their work and compete for awards.

Last year, Lee’s Summit High School’s Tiger Broadcast took home $5,000 for Best Innovative Use of Platform for their website design. This year, however, they won $5,000 for Best News Production.

"We screamed louder than half of the people there," senior RayLynn Emry Callahan said.

This contest takes all of the news packages put together this past year from 140 schools around the country.

"It’s not just one student who did one cool thing. It was best news production so it was over all of our pieces for the whole year it just melts my heart because my kids work hard, as all journalists do, and it’s nice to be recognized," broadcast advisor Elaine McDonald said.

In addition, Tiger Broadcast took home $500 for the News Bureau Reporter Award and an honorable mention for the Sweet 16 contest.

Sweet 16 gives each group of students 16 hours to complete a full media package. The group of three produced a package, news article, student profiles, a photo gallery, and more.

This is the first time Lee’s Summit High School has placed in the Sweet 16 contest.

In order to attend this convention, Callahan won a $1,000 essay contest scholarship from the Student Television Network.

Callahan has been a part of Lee’s Summit High School’s broadcasting programs throughout her high school career. She will be attending Northwest Missouri State for mass media and audio and visual production. Afterwards, she hopes to get a job at a radio station.

"Wherever I go from there is just the cherry on top," Callahan said.



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