The Student Production Awards promote the best practices to college and high school students.
The awards are intended to be an incentive for the pursuit of excellence in television journalism and focus public attention on outstanding achievements in television produced by college and high school students.
Video Productions Director, Mr. Tom Wilson was able to travel to the awards with his students for the first time this year.
“This year we were able to take our mobile storyteller production bus, which was an outstanding opportunity to have for our first trip. Not only did we have two of our students working for the Student Production Awards and School Video News on the red carpet, but we were also able to bring an entire crew to do storytelling along the way,” he said. “It was an honor and a privilege to take part in their event.”
Alex Porter, Junior broadcast journalism student at Hoover High School, believed the wide variety of talent and content is what really set the event apart.
“As all the student nominees arrived, I began to interview a select few students and as I asked what their projects were about, I was amazed at the kind of ideas they had put to action. From short movies about Music, to the controversial topic of the Confederate flag, all of the topics the students chose to cover were unique.”
“Another exciting part of the night was the red carpet hosted by Jamie Landers and Anthony Massa. Their hospitality on the whole event gave a real Hollywood premier feel to an already glamorous event.”
After a day spent running from one place to the next, the students are able t reflect on the event as a night they will never forget.
“In the end, The Student Productions Awards were nothing short of amazing,” Porter said. “The whole experience was quite breathtaking, I really can’t explain such a feeling in words.”
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Jamie Landers is a senior at Hoover High School. Aside from being involved in her school’s broadcast class, HVTV News, Jamie hosts “Up to Date,” a TV11 show that steps away from the school and community to focus on breaking down national headlines. She is also managing editor of her school’s newspaper, The Viking Views, and a special events producer for SVN.
Along with academics, she is involved in theater, Agape girls, a mentorship program with middle school girls, and is in charge of media relations for Hoover's French Club. Jamie hopes to attend The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism to pursue a career in broadcast