HNHS student wins broadcast awards

Huntington North High School senior Jack Pickard brought home top honors in one category and third place in another, as members of the HNHS radio and television programs attended the annual Indiana Association of School Broadcasters conference and competition Monday, March 10, at the University of Indianapolis.
Pickard, the student director of the school's television productions program, placed first in the IASB's "TV Open or Close" category for his HNHS Today Christmas Intro. He was also awarded third in the "Video In-Depth" category for his Epilepsy documentary.

Links to Pickard's winning entries can be viewed on YouTube:

• HNHS Today Christmas Intro:                                                      www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XIAqsHLWjI&list=UU9cdfxhjhwt3gvHxY0AYdhA.

• Epilepsy Documentary:                                                                                          www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNRZAXkTPCM&list=UU9cdfxhjhwt3gvHxY0AYdhA.

Huntington North had seven entries in five television categories along with three entries in two categories for radio from its student-run radio station, WVSH 91.9 FM.

"I'm just proud of the work Jack and his classmates have done for our mass media programs in their time at Huntington North," says Nick Altman, HNHS television production advisor and WVSH station manager.

"Radio and television programs in Indiana have become competitive, so it's really an honor for our students' work to be recognized."

More than 700 students attended the conference, representing 28 high school radio and television programs.