April 25, 2018
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THS TigerVision Receives Accolades in Directing and Social Exchange during Student Television Network Convention; Selected School for Broadcast Journalism Exchange with Russia
Texarkana, TX – During the recent 15th Annual Student Television Network (STN) Convention in Nashville, TN, Texas High School TigerVision students received accolades in Directing and Social Exchange.
Colton Capps and Kaden Lloyd earned First Place in the Film Excellence Category for Best Directing on their production of “Game Over.” Considered one of the highly coveted awards at the convention, Capps and Kaden’s short film was one of the highlighted films featured during the convention.
TigerVision also secured First Place for the Social Expertise Exchange Award (SEE). This award is a partnership between STN and Eurasia Foundation that brings an opportunity to students to broaden their experience in the Broadcast Journalism field. Four (4) U.S. students and four (4) Russian students will collaborate during a year-long process to produce a 15-20 minute monthly magazine show covering different topics.
The TigerVision student team was selected to produce the Disability Partnership TV and will be flown to Russia in June to meet with their Russian counterparts. Planning, story creation and introductions will begin while there. Eurasia Foundation added in a special bonus to the trip which includes the opportunity for the students to attend the FIFA World Cup. The TigerVision team of students are Colton Capps, Briley Court, Abbott Lawrence and Kaden Lloyd.
“I am so excited for our students,” said Charles Aldridge, TigerVision Instructor. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience working internationally with students whose passion matches that of our students. We are ecstatic to start this journey, meet new people and learn a new language.”
Texas High School’s TigerVision is an innovative broadcast journalism program featuring a state-of-the-art production studio fully equipped with the latest in digital and high definition technology. Students get hands-on experience producing a show that airs daily on the THS campus. TigerVision earned the distinction of becoming an Apple Authorized Training Center for Education (AATCe) in 2010. This certification enables students, upon graduation, to jump-start their futures within the industry or post-secondary institutions and distinguish them as professional-level users of Apple pro applications. TigerVision’s latest addition is a Mobile Production Unit allowing them to produce LIVE segments in HD on the road.
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Left to Right: Briley Court, Kaden Lloyd, Abbott Lawrence, Colton Capps