Carlsbad Schools Excel in Journalism Competition
Students from Carlsbad High School (CHSTV), Valley Middle School (VMSTV), and Aviara Oaks Middle School (Falcon News) received top national honors at the 2017 Student Television Network (STN) Convention in late March. CHSTV and VMSTV broadcast journalism students received the National Award of Excellence, the nation’s highest honor in both high school and middle school broadcast journalism categories. Over 3,000 students from around the world traveled to Anaheim for the convention, competing in several categories including Action Sports Editing, Short Film, Movie Trailer, Spot Feature, Breaking News, Music Video, and PSA, among others.
Carlsbad High School, Valley Middle School, and Aviara Oaks Middle School took home a combined total of 17 national awards from the international competition. VMSTV received first place in Movie Trailer, first place in PSA, third place in Natural Sound Package, first honorable mention in Anchor Team, and second honorable mention in Spot Feature. CHSTV received second place in Crazy 8 Film, third place in Breaking News, third place in Sports Highlight, and second honorable mention in Crazy 8 Broadcast. Falcon News received first place in Silent Film and Convention Recap, and second honorable mention in Music Video.
Founded in 1999, STN supports and encourages scholastic broadcast journalism, film, media, and other forms of communication taught in high schools and middle schools, and provides a forum for teachers to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from professionals in the industry. STN serves teachers and students with curriculum, communication, and competitions year-round. For more information visit www.studenttelevision.com.