ROSEMOUNT, Minn. -- Apple Valley High School's EaglEye news show won first- and second-place awards and one honorable mention in the National Scholastic Press Association's (NSPA) 2012 Broadcast Story of the Year Contest. Winners were announced at the National High School Journalism Convention in November.
A piece titled "Comeback Syd" won first-place honors and "Victoria's Story" took second among the national entries in the Broadcast Feature category. In the Broadcast News category, a story titled "Danceworks Opening Night" received honorable mention. All three stories were produced by students who worked on the EaglEye show in 2011-12. They are Brityn Thompson, Cecilia Liu and Riley Poeschl for "Comeback Syd;" Kaitlin Hattouni, Mallory Michaluk and Tiegen Kennedy for "Victoria's Story," and Thompson, Michaluk and Ashley Cloud for "Danceworks Opening Night."
All of the winning entries can be viewed on the NSPA website. Entries are judged on content, coverage, relevancy to audience, writing and editing, recording and editing, interviewing skills, technical quality, journalistic integrity and overall impact.
This is the second year in a row that Apple Valley has won a top award in the NSPA contest. In November 2011, EaglEye was named Best News Show of the Year in the monthly or less frequently category. Staff advisors for EaglEye are Tzitel Voss and Cliff Dodge.