GHS-TV Duo Win Student Emmy

NASHVILLE, TENN -- A pair of Germantown High School students helped GHS-TV add to its collection of student Emmys. Sophomore Hayley Bardos and senior Zac Leonard claimed this prestigious honor during the 12th Annual Midsouth Regional Student Television Production Awards.

Bardos and Leonard won in the Arts and Entertainment category for a feature they produced on the Poplar Pike Playhouse’s recent production of Neil Simon’s comedic fable Fools. The student-run television station has now won 44 student Emmys, more than any other program in the nation.

Seven other GHS-TV projects received a nomination. Those nominations were for Newscast, Arts and Entertainment, Non-Fiction Short Form, Sports, Talent and Writing. The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter, which covers Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina, received more entries this year than any other chapter in the nation.

The ceremony took place at The John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University on Thursday, April 17. It is presented annually by the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the organization that presents television’s coveted Emmy awards. GHS-TV also won two national awards before the national organization stopped giving student honors in 2009.

Established in 1982, GHS-TV is a community television station operated by the students of Germantown High School. GHS-TV is seen online at and its programming airs in the Memphis area on Comcast C19 and throughout the region on ION Media. GHS-TV serves as a model facility that continues to produce original programming, inform citizens and educate young people interested in telecommunications careers. It has been named the nation’s best access station an unprecedented 11 times by the Alliance for Community Media. Its students have won over 145 Hometown Video Awards, 44 regional “Student Emmys” and 2 national “Student Emmys.” For more information on GHS-TV visit You can follow GHS-TV on Facebook and Twitter (@ghstv).

Allison Long is the executive producer for GHS-TV.  Ted Beasley is the senior producer. Bobby Ramsay serves as the studio supervisor. Matt Sloan is the SCS videographer. Catherine Cohen is the business manager.