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
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!