From Mr. Bush: I want to take a minute to brag about some Video News success from the SHS Today and Hornet Nation programs. We were fortunate enough to be able to submit videos to multiple contests before the shutdown, and the results have been trickling in over the last two weeks.
First good news, SHS Today won a Student EMMY through the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for Best Newscast! This is a big one!
Second, the students submitted 33(ish?) individual videos to the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA), and were recognized for 28 of them. Some won first place including our Diversity Coverage story that featured Sarah Price’s choir and how they were responding to the racial issues during our SHS Today – Black History Month Special.
Third good news, we found out last night that three videos earned Best of Show through the Digital Arts Film and Television (DAFT)organization. They will be recognized through the Detroit Institute of Arts livestream next Friday and Saturday. An episode of Hornet Nation, our 17 minute collaborative SWWC Program highlight video, and Frank Parkinson’s documentary “The Trip of a Lifetime” will be honored.
Thanks for always supporting this program and recognizing that the products the video students create matter to our community.