Razorback TV students receive top awards at SkillsUSA


Six Arkansas High School Razorback TV students won gold at the State SkillsUSA Competition in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

TV Anchors Mason May and Hank Harrelson, along with Technical Director Cameron Lumpkin and Floor Director Joshua Land earned 1st place in Broadcast News Production. The team was tasked with producing a five-minute live mini-newscast as judges evaluated their communication skills, team chemistry, technical and
floor directing ability, and pacing and timing. Radio reporter Brayden Capps and Editor Kion Coleman captured 1st place in Audio/Radio Production. They were
judged on their ability to tell a compelling story, vocal quality, editing techniques, and creativity.

To meet the requirements, the students produced a thirty-second Public Service Announcement and a three-minute radio news report about the SkillsUSA competition. All six medalists now advance to Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky this summer.

Additionally, the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association recently held its annual convention in Springdale, Arkansas. Razorback TV student Cameron Lumpkin was
awarded the Best Of ASPA Award for Broadcast News Package. The winning entry was Lumpkinā€™s story about the Arkansas High Junior Air Force ROTC on inspection
day. The staff of RTV won the Best Of ASPA Award for Best Monthly Magazine Show. The winning show was the December edition of On Our Campus. Also, Hank Harrelson, Mason May and Cameron Lumpkin received 1st place in the live news category competition of Broadcast News Stand-up.

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