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The work of Germantown High School fine arts students we’ve seen over the years is simply outstanding.
— Regional Executive Director of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Geneva Brignolo
     The students of GHS-TV are in a class by themselves when it comes to honors and awards. Competing against professional access stations across the US, GHS-TV has been named the nation's top PEG access station an unprecedented 11 times by the Alliance for Community Media. GHS-TV is the only program in the region to have a student win the prestigious Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship, presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Our students have won 44 regional and two national Student Emmy awards, 145 national Hometown Video Awards and two Channel One awards. GHS-TV also has been nominated for Emmy and Cable Ace Awards.

Awards Timeline

2014 Student Emmy Nominees

2014 Student Emmy Nominees

2014

  • The Mid-South Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards GHS-TV with a “Student Emmy” in the Arts & Entertainment category and seven Honorable Mentions.
  • The Western Kentucky University Film Festival recognizes two GHS-TV students for their documentary on the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry and its work with the homeless.

2013

  • The Alliance for Community Media names GHS-TV the nation’s top P.E.G. station. The students of GHS-TV won this Overall Excellence honor over stations that are run entirely by professionals.
  • The Alliance for Community Media awards GHS-TV four additional 1st place honors in programming categories: Democracy in Action, Government Profile, Live Format, Seniors Programming.
  • The Mid-South Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards GHS-TV with three “Student Emmys” and a record 17 Honorable Mentions. The wins came in the Newscast, Light News and Writing categories.

2012

  • The Mid-South Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards GHS-TV with six “Student Emmys,” tying a previous record also owned by GHS-TV. The wins came in the Newscast, Light News, Arts and Entertainment, Audio/Sound, Directing and Talent categories. GHS-TV also claimed 13 Honorable Mentions.
  • GHS-TV senior Lucy Fulliton wins the Dow Jones Scholarship for multimedia at the 2012 Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop, held annually at the University of Missouri.
Matt Sloan

Matt Sloan

2011

  • GHS-TV senior Matt Sloan wins the Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship. This $10,000 scholarship is sponsored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Sloan is the first student from the Mid-South region to win this national honor.
  • The Mid-South Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards GHS-TV with six “Student Emmys, setting a record for the most first-place honors. The wins came in the Newscast, Serious News, Light News, Sports and Writing (2) categories. GHS-TV also set a regional record with 13 honorable mentions. 
  • The Alliance for Community Media awards GHS-TV eight 1st place honors for programming in the categories of: Children’s Programs, Community Events, Democracy in Action, Entertainment Talk Show, Government Profile, Informational Talk Show, Instructional Training and Live Format.
  • GHS-TV’s Wake Up, Germantown! is named Best Daily Newscast at the Shortie Awards International Film and News Festival.
2010 ACM Hometown Awards

2010 ACM Hometown Awards

2010

  • The Alliance for Community Media names GHS-TV the nation’s top P.E.G. station. The students of GHS-TV won this Overall Excellence honor over stations that are run entirely by professionals.
  • The Alliance for Community Media awards GHS-TV three additional 1st place honors in programming categories: Entertainment Talk Show, News and Live Format.
2008 Student Emmy Nominees

2008 Student Emmy Nominees

2008

  • The Mid-South Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards GHS-TV with five “Student Emmy” awards and four honorable mentions. The wins came in the categories of Public Affairs, News, Sports (2) and Writing.

2007

  • GHS-TV student Shari Drury wins a Student Emmy Award in the Writing category from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2006

  • The Mid-South Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards GHS-TV with five “Student Emmy” awards and two honorable mentions. The wins came in the categories of Documentary, News, Sports, Technical Achievement and Writing.

2004

  • The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards GHS-TV with a national “Student Emmy” in the Sports category. Jake Defur and six other students win this first-ever national student award. Jake accepts his award from Larry King at a star-studded awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
  • A team of Germantown High School students led by Waheed AlQawasmi, Blake Brewer, Bobby Ramsay and Nathan Babian win first place in the Red Eye Film Festival. Over 40 schools from around the United States participate in the contest. 

2003

  • The Alliance for Community Media names GHS-TV the nation’s top P.E.G. station for a third consecutive year. The students of GHS-TV won this Overall Excellence honor over stations that are run entirely by professionals.
  • Misha Mazor is named as one of twenty-five national winners in the Arts Recognition and Talent Search contest in the filmmaking category. Misha spends a week in Miami participating in the event and attending the awards ceremony.
  • Germantown wins three regional student Emmy awards for its programming efforts in news, sports and graphics. Students Patrick Ashcraft and Sean Grigsby attend the gala award ceremony in Washington, DC and accept the awards for the station.  

2002

  • The Alliance for Community Media names GHS-TV the nation’s top P.E.G. station for a second consecutive year. The students of GHS-TV won this Overall Excellence honor over stations that are run entirely by professionals.

2001

  • The Alliance for Community Media names GHS-TV the nation’s top P.E.G. station. The students of GHS-TV won this Overall Excellence honor over stations that are run entirely by professionals.

1997

  • The Alliance for Community Media names GHS-TV the nation’s top P.E.G. station. The students of GHS-TV won this Overall Excellence honor over stations that are run entirely by professionals.
  • GHS-TV named the winner of Channel One’s Number One News Report Award.
E. Frank Bluestein

E. Frank Bluestein

1996

  • GHS-TV executive producer Frank Bluestein is named the Disney and McDonald’s Performing Arts Teacher of the Year. Backstage interviews from a four student GHS-TV crew are featured throughout the awards ceremony, which was broadcast nationally on the Disney Channel.

1992

  • GHS-TV is named the winner of the Best Educational Access Studio in the United States. The award is presented by the National Federation of Local Cable Programmers.
  • GHS-TV wins 1st place in the High Tech category of the annual Florida Department of Citrus Nutrition Music Video Contest.
  • GHS-TV's promotional video for the City of Germantown, Germantown, Tennessee: Working Together for a Quality Community, wins the Tennessee Governor's Award.
1988 ACM Hometown winners

1988 ACM Hometown winners

1988

  • The Alliance for Community Media awards GHS-TV with two Hometown Video Awards in the Local News and Educational categories. 

1987

  • GHS-TV receives a Cable Ace Award nomination for a documentary produced for Porter Leath Children’s Home.

1986

  • Awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education. Lamar Alexander presents $10,000 to Germantown High School because of its strong fine arts program.

1985

  • The Alliance for Community Media Awards GHS-TV with the station’s 1st ever Hometown Video Award.
GHS principal Ernest Chism and Fine Arts chairman Frank Bluestein announce the department has won the Rockefeller Brothers award.

GHS principal Ernest Chism and Fine Arts chairman Frank Bluestein announce the department has won the Rockefeller Brothers award.

1984

  • Winner of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Award in Arts Education ($10,000 prize). GHS was one of eight high schools in the United States to win this honor.

1983

  • Winner of TN Audio/Visual Awards Contest.