The STN Student of the Year recognizes dedication to broadcast journalism, film or media and a high level of achievement in journalistic, creative or video production efforts.  Judges will look for consistency of effort, close attention to strong production values in all work, professionalism, related work outside the classroom, and the integrity of the final product.  Produced pieces, written support documents and letters of recommendation will all be considered.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018-2019
STN STUDENT OF THE YEAR 

 

Rebecca Chiafullo
Jackson Liberty High School
Jackson Township, NJ

Rebecca Chiafullo is a 17 year old cinematographer, editor and director. She is currently a senior in Jackson Liberty High School’s nationally recognized Digital Media Academy. She is a director for Jackson Television (JTV), where she directs live shoots, makes films, and proudly represents her school by entering various national film competitions. She hopes to inspire others to create and pursue their passion.

In 2018, Rebecca was accepted into Student Television Network’s National Honor Society. She has attended the STN Convention two years in a row. She won First Place Music Video at the Seattle Competition and Third Place Music Video for the Fall Challenge. This year she was a selected as a producer for STN’s 2019 Collaborative Documentary, Finding A Positive Mindset. 

Rebecca has won various state and national awards such as Art With Impact’s February’s Short Film Contest and New Jersey’s statewide NJNG Public Service Announcement contests two years in a row. She has also won multiple Ocean County Library and Ocean County College film awards and honors. She was chosen to speak about her passion at Jackson Youth Talks in 2019. She has worked over 300 live events through Jackson Television and was a co-producer on two 45 minute feature films. 

In 2015 she began her own business RCcinema where she films and edits live events such as Sweet 16’s, weddings, proposals, commercials, and more. Although she wants to continue growing her business this is not her end goal.

She will be continuing her film and television education in New York at Hofstra University next year where she will pursue her passion and segue that passion into a fulfilling career as a cinematographer, editor or director.

 

Watch for more from Rebecca.
She will be on stage at the 2020 STN Convention in Washington DC!

 

STN Student of the Year

 

The STN Student of the Year recognizes dedication to broadcasting, film or media and a high level of achievement in journalistic, creative or video production efforts.  Judges will look for consistency of effort, close attention to strong production values in all work, professionalism, related work outside the classroom, and the integrity of the final product.  Produced pieces, written support documents and letters of recommendation will all be considered. 

 

2017-2018
Student of the Year
Shelby Doroshow
Royse City High School
Royse City, TX

Runners Up:
Katelyn Keenehan
Geneva High School
Geneva, IL

Peyton Headlee 
Carlsbad High School
Carlsbad, CA


2016-2017
Student of the Year
Sarah Murphy
Whitney High School
Rocklin, CA

Runner Up:
Katy Lynn Zimmerman
LISD-TV
Lubbock, TX


2015-2016
Student of the Year
Jordan Elder
Park Hill High School

Runners Up:
Kallan Arkeder
Carlsbad High School

Caden Cerulle
West Ranch High School 

Hadeel Saab
Palos Verdes High School


2014- 2015

Student of the Year
Aaron Sortal
American Heritage School Plantation

Runner Up:
John Romanski
 Fort Mill High School

 

2013- 2014
 

Student of the Year
Gabe Gallegos
Las Cruces High School

Runner Up: 
Vernicia Griffie
Texas High School 

 

2012- 2013

Student of the Year 
Cameron Quon
Saugus High School

Runners Up:

Paxton DiBlasi
Park Hill High School

Bob Smith
Lee’s Summit West High School

Rachel Schisler
Park Hill South High School

 

 2011- 2012 

Student of the Year
Jamie Miller
Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center

Runners Up:
Victoria Nelli
Jackson Liberty High School

Delaney Drost
Carlsbad High School

 

2010-2011

Student of the Year
Christina Schoellkopf
Palos Verdes High School

 

2009-2010

Student of the Year
Noah Gray
Palmetto Senior High

Runners Up:
Sarah Sax
Palos Verdes High School

Karlie Swan
Lee's Summit High School

 

2008-2009

Student of the Year
Justin Chenette
Thornton Academy