Pine Crest Middle and Upper School students from the Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale campuses traveled together to Atlanta, Georgia for the annual Student Television Network Convention. This was the fifth time that Pine Crest students attended the Convention and the most successful one yet, coming home with eight national awards.
“It’s simply unreal to be a part of and experience first hand what our students are capable of,” said Dave Burgess, Director of the Digital Media Production Department. “I could not be more proud of their teamwork, collaboration, creativity, and professionalism“.
The Convention kicked off with a competition called “Crazy 8s” in which the entire team is given a prompt and then has eight hours to produce an eight-minute broadcast and an eight-minute film.
The rest of the convention was spent networking with industry professionals and attending workshops and training sessions that enhanced their learning and help fine tune their skill sets. They also participated in individual and small-team production contests of their choice that further allowed them to demonstrate their talent and creativity.
Middle School PCNN:
2nd place, Breaking News: Zach Goldstein ’20, Burke Bloom ’20, and Josh Vlessing ’20
3rd place, Anchor Team: Brooke Greenfield ’20 and Taryn Herman ’20
Honorable Mention, PSA: Ryan Dudak ’20, Marlie Kahan ’21, and Lexie Hackman ’21
Upper School PCTV:
1st place, Lead Story: Zach Berman ’17 and Chris Marzouca ’17
2nd place: Crazy 8s Film Team
2nd place, Music Video: Roxy Ackerman ’16, Alex Edep ’17, Austin Fields ’16, Arielle Ghiloni ’19, Rachel Hackman ’17, Ginger Hollander ’16, and Audrey Louden ’17
3rd place, Tell The Story Editing: Scott Shanbom ’17
Honorable Mention, Breaking News: Jodie Kahan ’17, Brian Meller ’17, and Alana Udwin ’16