Four students from Germantown High School's award-winning television station just earned themselves an even larger audience. GHS-TV seniors Sydney Armstrong, Sean Byrne, Kaif Gilani and Maclean Mayers won Shelby County School's district-wide video contest Show Us Awesome.
Students from all over the system entered for a chance at their own show that would air on Comcast C19 and on the system's online media site, as well as be publicized through SCS' many other channels of social media and communications.
The GHS-TV quartet will start production soon on Around the Block, a monthly show that will highlight subjects impacting today's students. During a recent production meeting, talks centered on including as many field segments as possible. The students seemed eager to branch out to new communities and to make this show a truly unique addition to the ones already being produced by GHS-TV students.
"I think this is a great way to get the entire community excited about the many great things happening around town," said Byrne. "We'll focus on our school system, but we also want to showcase the pride so many people have in Memphis."
Established in 1982, GHS-TV is a community television station operated by the students of Germantown High School. GHS-TV is seen online at ghstv.org 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 ghstv.org. 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. Ashleigh Williams and Catie Broadwater are supervising producers. Catherine Cohen is the business manager.