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Frisco ISD-TV Producer Earns Honors from Governor's Office

Mar 24, 2017

The Frisco ISD-TV newsroom is buzzing with excitement after receiving a phone call from the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) announcing Senior Producer / Senior Editor Miranda Alexander has been named high school winner of the 2017 Barbara Jordan Media Awards for her story Jaxon Is Able.

According to the GCPD website, the Barbara Jordan Media Awards acceptsMiranda Alexander nominations for media professional and students who produce work that “accurately and positively reports on individuals with disabilities, using People First language and respectful depictions.”

Alexander is excited for such recognition.

“I was able to tell Jaxon’s story in a way that was entertaining and at the same time informative for the public,” Alexander said.  “The contest is an amazing opportunity that will inspire people to educate themselves about disabilities,” she added.

Frisco ISD-TV Executive Producer Eva Coleman nominated Alexander for the award.

“I am so elated that Miranda has received this honor for her story that focuses the spotlight on an elementary school student and his abilities to shine,” Coleman said.  “Viewers fall in love with Jaxon from the very start,” she added.

Alexander will be honored during the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities 34th Annual Barbara Jordan Media Awards ceremony, hosted by the University of North Texas Frank W. & Sue Mayborn School of Journalism on April 13, 2017.

The location of the awards ceremony is very fitting considering Alexander, a senior at Frisco High School, will be continuing her media studies at UNT in the fall.