2017-2018 Student of the Year Contest
STN Student of the Year
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 2017 - 2018
STN STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Royse City High School
Royse City, TX
Shelby has been a dedicated member of Royse City High School’s Advanced Audio/Video Production program known as “RCTV” for three years. She has worked all different positions, rising to the Executive Producer for their monthly “RCTV” shows.
Shelby has attended three STN conventions, and activity participates in all of what STN has to offer. She has won a variety of STN awards such as 1st Place STN Fall Challenge Short Film, 1st Place Humorous Segment STN Nationals, STN Convention Recap 2018 2nd Honorable Mention, and she was selected as a Student Presenter for the 2018 Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. She has also served as Student Producer, Writer, and Trailer Editor for the 2017 and 2018 STN Collaborative Documentaries, No Limits: A New View of Disability and Tenacious Teens: Don’t Underestimate Us!
Shelby has been awarded several state and national awards such as the 2018 State Champion in Division II Documentary for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Film Festival. Shelby’s entry into the 2017 Take Care of Texas Video Contest took 1st place, along with a $2500 scholarship prize. Last October, Shelby was recognized as a national finalist at the 2017 All American High School Film Festival for the Female Rising Star and Best Documentary categories. Shelby also produced the first place winning video in the Texas Association of School Boards’ 2017 Video Contest which came with a $5,000 prize. Recently in March of 2018, Shelby traveled to St. Croix where she served as an intern for the ABC news station WSVI-TV in the US Virgin Islands.
Shelby plans on attending college for television production and pursuing a career working for a major television network to produce documentary-style content or working for a lifestyle reality network to find stories from around the world.
2017-2018 STN Student of the Year Runners Up
Geneva High School
Katelyn served as president, anchor, reporter and mentor for the daily GTV News program at Geneva High School in Geneva, Illinois. She has attended four Student Television Network conventions and has won awards every year. In 2017 Katelyn was the co-host for the STN Closing Ceremony.
During her high school career, Katelyn has won nine Student Television Awards including a 1st place in the 2018 Multi-Media Journalist competition. In addition, she won two awards with the Midwestern Media Educators Association, and two 2018 Emmys with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Serious News Reporting and Overall Talent.
Katelyn represented the United States and STN with the Social Expertise Exchange Organization where she traveled to the Volga Encounters Journalism Festival in Cheboksary, Russia and served as an anchor and editor for the 2017-2018 US-Russia Youth Television Bridge.
Through her journalism, she has helped raise money for several organizations including the Ava Warriors foundation where her package helped bring in over $10,000 for DIPG brain tumor research. She has also done pieces to help raise awareness and money for Mooseheart Charities, Live with Viv, Northern IL Foodbank and Fox Valley Food for Health.
In addition to journalism, Katelyn has attended several national leadership conferences including the National Student Leadership Conference at Georgetown University, and the Capital Forum Human Rights Conference at the University of Illinois, where she also served as the official videographer of the event.
Katelyn will be attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in the fall of 2018. She will be majoring in broadcast journalism and communications with plans to be a feature reporter.
Carlsbad High School
Peyton has participated in the broadcasting classes at both Aviara Oaks Middle School and Carlsbad High School. She served as a two year executive producer, anchor, reporter, and videographer for CHSTV. She also worked as the video producer and social media commissioner for Carlsbad High School’s ASB class and served as a Middle School Editing Workshop Liaison for two years.
Peyton has attended five STN Conventions and won various awards in the convention contests including 1st Place in High School Spot Feature and 2nd Place in Crazy 8 Broadcast Morning Show. As well, she has pre-produced and anchored the show selected for the Award of Excellence for the Best Daily Live High School Broadcast in the nation for the past two years.
Peyton also participated in the making of the 2017 Collaborative Documentary and has been recognized by the Journalism Education Association with an Honorable Mention for the 2017 Story of the Year and has produced and anchored shows selected for the Pacemaker Award for Excellence in Live Broadcast Journalism.
In the fall, Peyton will be attending the University of Missouri to continue her career in Broadcast Journalism.