This past weekend in New York City, finalists were announced for the 77th Intercollegiate National Broadcasting Awards. This year, thirty-nine Storm Radio and Storm TV student groups from Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth were announced as finalists in the high school/middle school division, representing the top 10 percent in each of the categories.
Lincoln is currently the only junior high radio station broadcasting 24/7 in the United States through the IBS network. This is our third year participating in the IBS awards. This year, television, social media, and graphic design were added to the IBS national competition.
Finalists from LJH Storm Radio and Storm TV are:
The team of Viktoria Vancza, Harlie Mast, Christian Quintana and Kendra Howard for Best News Feature Story – Mila’s Market; Best Community News Coverage – Blueberry Festival Park Superintendent; Best Community News Coverage – Blueberry Festival Director; and Best Spot News Interview – Sugar Shack; Best Commercial Spot – Sugar Shack; Best Underwriting Spot – American Legion; and Best Celebrity Interview – Tricia Sloma anchor WNDU.
The team of Tallulah Gault, Jenna Abberger and Kaleigh Kephart are finalists in the Best Spot News Interview – Mooney’s Ice Cream; Best Event Promo – LJH Fall Festival; Best Underwriting Spot – Delta Theta Tau Sorority; Best Celebrity Interview – David Haker meteorologist WNDU.
Team Christian Quintana and Logan Banks are finalists for Best Sports Play-By-Play football;
Hayden Hoppel and Christian Quintana were each selected for Best Play-By-Play for Woman’s Basketball.
Tallulah Gault and Jenna Abberger Best Sports Interview – The Rock Pile.
Tallulah Gault for Best Public Service Announcement – Internet Safety.
The team of Collin Mills, Jefry Orsoto, Ryan Alrich – Best TALK Program – Diversity in our School.
Jenna Abberger and Tallulah Gault for Best Specialty Show – Halloween Show.
Masson Keller and Collin Mills – Best Community Volunteer Program Personality – WTCA Rusty Nixon.
Cristina Short, Katie Thielman, Nadia Arroyo and Alilyana Leech – Best Community Volunteer Program Personality – WTCA Rusty Nixon.
The team of Tallulah Gault, Kaleigh Kephart, Jenna Abberger, Brenna Large, Grace Hinderlider and Diego Martinez for Best Station Contest/Promotional Event – Fall Festival.
Diego Martinez – Best Station Promotional Poster – Storm Radio and Best Use of Graphics.
Owen Blanchard and Tyler Richey for Best website – LJH Digital Storm.
The team of Eric Nunez, Allissa Hartman, Alivia Simpson, Kylee Dalton, Gabrielle Garza, Viktoria Vancza, Harlie Mast, Cristian Quintana and Kendra Howard for Best Podcast Using Facebook Live.
Grace Hinderlider and Brenna Large for Best Use of Facebook and Best Use of Twitter – Storm Radio.
The team of Viktoria Vancza, Harlie Mast, Cristian Quintana, Kendra Howard, Jenna Abberger, Tallulah Gault and Kaliegh Kephart for Best Station Blog.
LJH Digital Storm Staff for Best Use of Youtube – Storm TV and Best Station Promotion LJH Digital Storm.
The team of Eric Nunez, Allissa Hartman, Alivia Simpson, Kylee Dalton, Gabrille Garza and Stefany Ordonez for Best Newscast.
The team of Daniel Bacon, Drew Harrell and Madison Stiles for Best Sports Report – Varsity Coach on location and Best Sports Report – Mooney’s on location.
The team of Eric Nunez, Allissa Hartman, Alivia Simpson, Kylee Dalton, Gabrielle Garza for Best Variety Program – Milas along with Best Talk Program – Tricia Sloma WNDU.
Emma Janda, Austin Kizer, Olivia Horvath and Ana Aguilar for Fest Variety Program – Yolandas.
Emma Janda, Austin Kizer, Olivia Horvath, Hayden Hopple and Ana Aguilar for Best Talk Program – David Harker WNDU.
Kylee Colindres, Austin Kizer and Chloe Garner for Best Program Promotion – LJH Digital Storm.
Brenna Large and Grace Hinderlider for Best Commercial Promotion – LJH Dance.
The winners will be announced on March 3-5, 2017, at the 77th Annual IBS International Conference in New York City. The Awards Ceremony will take place on the 18th floor Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Penn on Saturday, March 4th.
You can view/listen to all of the entries submitted on our website. The finalists are identified.