The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has once again recognized Germantown High School Television. GHS-TV’s Red Devil Post Game was named the Best Sports Program during the recent National Student Production Awards presentation. The event was live-streamed from the Los Angeles campus of Emerson College. It was hosted by television personality, Tom Bergeron, star and host of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
Germantown High School Television has once again been named the top educational access station in the nation! On Tuesday, the Alliance for Community Media awarded GHS-TV with the "Overall Excellence in Education" designation for the 15th time. GHS-TV also won in the following categories:
Sports Show: Red Devil Post Game
Informational Talk Show: Crosstalk (Compilation)
Voter Education: Engage Memphis Youth Summit report
Informational Talk show (Single Episode): Crosstalk- First Responders
Entertainment & Arts (Series): Crosstalk (Compilation)
Community Events (Parade/Festivals): Crosstalk - 70th Anniversary of the Germantown Charity Horse Show
Democracy in Action: Live Coverage of Election Night 2018
GHS-TV will attend the awards ceremony in July during ACM's annual conference. The Alliance represents more than 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access organizations and community media center throughout the country.
Established in 1982, GHS-TV is a community television station operated by the students of Germantown High School. GHS-TV serves as a model facility that continues to produce original programming, inform citizens, and educate young people interested in telecommunications careers.
Germantown High School Television students continue their long-standing tradition of excellence with the addition of five regional Student Production Awards given out by the Nashville/Mid-South Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In total GHS-TV students were nominated 10 times in 5 categories and won in each category.
Newscast - GHS Insider
News story - Finding Melvin Henderson by Reyna Katko and Jalen Davis
Sports- Red Devil Postgame
Public Affairs/Community Service - Live Coverage of Election Night 2018
Talent- Rodney McKinner
Regional winners go on to compete at the national level. The National Student Production Awards nominees and winners will be announced in the fall.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for The 2017 National Student Production Awards. Nominees were selected from student entries across the country in 23 programming and craft categories. Over 200 young professionals, culled from 19 regional chapters of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, were successfully narrowed down from a record breaking 1,500 entries, by judges selected from industry professionals to university professors, to advance to the national competition.
Our talented students were selected in two categories:
General Assignment – Serious News
Desegregation at GHS (Nashville/Mid-South Chapter)
Deborah Noel, Andreas Wiliams, Wolfgang Stoltz
Red Devil Post Game (Nashville/Mid-South Chapter)
Kennedy Harris, Ryan Coleman, Adam Sapp, Tate Jakobi, Naya Foster, Deborah Noel, Andreas Williams
Leonid Mazor, Faculty Advisor
Congratulations our nominees! Thanks, GHS students and faculty for hard work and support GHS-TV, the award-winning television station!!!
The awards presentation will be live-streamed from the Los Angeles campus of Emerson College on Tuesday, October 3rd at noon, PDT and will be hosted by television personality, Tom Bergeron, star and host of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Viewing of the presentation can be seen at the following:
It’s that time of year again! The annual Germantown Festival is right around the corner, returning for its 46th year. The festival includes live entertainment, food, shopping, and much more! The Germantown High School Creative and Performing Arts Program (CAPA) is gearing up for the festival as well; between hosting game areas and preparing for its live three-hour television coverage of the festival, students are working hard to put the finishing touches on what is sure to be another successful Germantown Festival.
Since 1987, GHS-TV has produced a three-hour live tv show from the Germantown Festival grounds. The show is directed and hosted by GHS-TV students. This year is the 35th anniversary of Germantown High School Television. "The students and staff of Germantown High School Television, GHS-TV, are thrilled to bring the Live Coverage of the Germantown Festival every year to our viewers. Through this endeavor, our students get training in all aspects of live television and media; our viewers get a chance to see all of the goings on at the festival and the people in the community who make it happen”, says Allison Rogers Long, CAPA Coordinator. Student hosts, Alan Toney and Scarlett Simpson, will interview special guests from the Mid-South community over the course of the show. The show will also highlight the talents of a variety of people who will perform live on the GHS-TV entertainment stage. In addition, student reporters will be the eyes and ears for the events that are going on throughout the festival grounds.
While GHS-TV students play a big part in getting the show together, the GHS CAPA students work hard to get the festival activities together. GHS students operate several different festival tents which include: games and crafts, balloon animals, and face painting. “Germantown Festival is one of the events that the CAPA program looks forward to each year. We set up our a game area for children to enjoy and we provide toys, attractions, and other festivities; this is one of the ways we raise money to help support our program”, says Alan Toney, GHS Chair of Festival Involvement. The students also operate a concession station one block west of the Festival grounds, which provides iced tea, lemonade, and ice cold water.
Visitors can look for the Game Land area to support the CAPA program at GHS, but another way to support the program is by buying a Best Book in Town coupon book. CAPA students will be selling the latest edition of the “Best Book in Town” around the festival grounds. For just $22, the books can save individuals much more throughout the year. The coupons include a variety of savings at your favorite restaurants, theatres, and other local attractions all around Memphis. The proceeds not only go to the programs within the fine arts department, but also to the Seth Matthew Rowan Memorial Fund which is used for scholarships and other financial opportunities for students.
The 2017 Germantown Festival Overall Chairmen are Alan Toney, Kyle Bowers, and Rachel Christopherson. For GHS-TV, the Overall Live Coverage Producers are AJ Cocroft and Rodney McKinner. Santeria Pratt and Reyna Katko are the Guest Producers and Meredith Drown and Mackenzie Kuykendoll are this year’s Talent Producers. Live coverage of the 46th Annual Germantown Festival is Sunday, September 10th from 2-5 PM on ghstv.org and Channel 19 in Memphis. For further information, contact the Poplar Pike Playhouse Box Office at (901) 755-7775 or call GHS-TV at (901) 754-4788.