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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

North Penn Television Students Recognized for Excellence in News and Television Programs

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) presented recently 10 National Student Television Awards to local high school students working to pursue their dreams of broadcast news.
North Penn Television (NPTV) students garnered two National Student Awards and one honorable mention. North Penn High School seniors Mike White and Grace Connell earned an Honorable Mention in the Arts and Entertainment category for their work on “The Dude Report”, a very popular segment on the North Penn Television Mornings program.
North Penn High School seniors Nathaniel Smyrl and Jason Kohler earned the National Student Television Award in the Sports category for their coverage of NPHS Football games this fall.
North Penn High School senior Karen Katz, along with the entire North Penn Television “Mornings” crew, earned the National Student Television Award for best Newscast. Recognition in this category also includes the honor of receiving The Jerry Trently Prize for best newscast. The Trently Prize is a highly coveted award honoring respected Pennsylvania broadcaster Jerry Trently who passed away in 2006. The award, which recognizes the exemplary career of the award-winning photojournalist from WHP-TV in Harrisburg, provides a $1,000 cash prize to be put toward the purchase of equipment for its television studio or video production department. To view the NPTV Morning Show from May 10, 2011 click on the following link:
With the awards earned this year, North Penn Television students have now garnered 12 National Student Television Awards since the inception of Mid Atlantic National Student Television Awards in 2003. Visit for a full list of awards throughout North Penn Television’s History.
Mid-Atlantic NATAS is a non-profit, professional association with nearly 800 members in PA, NJ and DE representing more than 32 television stations, many cable companies and programmers, as well as independent producers, production facilities and educational institutions. The Mid-Atlantic Emmys Awards annually recognize excellence in news, programming and individual achievement in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
Now in its ninth year, the awards are intended to be an incentive for the pursuit of excellence in television journalism and focus public attention on outstanding achievements in television production by high school students. More than 70 students from seven schools throughout the Mid-Atlantic region attended the event held at Temple University in Philadelphia.


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