SRHS TV Students Win At Convention

Seminole Ridge High School students of WSRH-TV attended the Student Television Network National Convention for the first time and took home a win.

The convention, held this year in Orlando, is considered America’s premier high school film and television event. More than 2,300 students nationwide came to compete in broadcast events and attend workshops.

Cara Engh and Jezebel Perez won first place in the public service announcement competition, creating a PSA promoting the “Golden Rule” in a time-intensive six hours: three for planning and shooting, and three for editing.

TV production teacher Earle Wright and 10 students — C.J. Bates, Nataly Berdecia, Ricky Bong, Cara Engh, Andrew Garcia, Anthony Gugliotta, Nick Koenig, Christian Menke, Connor Nugent and Jezebel Perez — competed in the “Sweet 16 Film Challenge,” which required the team, in under 16 hours, to create a short film using the title “The Big Squeeze” and featuring an orange as a prop.

“While the PSA competition was our only win out of six events, the national experience was tremendous for our students,” Wright said.

ABOVE: SRHS TV production students with their first-place award.