Career and Technical Education Center

Media Excellence is the Standard

Jun 02, 2017

The 2016-2017 season of Frisco ISD-TV programming has yielded many local, state and national honors.  The student media crew that covers the entire Frisco Independent School District, housed at their studios inside the Career and Technical Education Center, has worked tirelessly to tell the stories of education, inspiration and school year activities that are unique from campus to campus.

From national, state and local honors including a variety of medals and honorable mentions, to sweeping first place honors across multiple video categories in another contest, here’s the run-down of their 2017 accomplishments so far:

2017

Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities – Barbara Jordan Media Awards

Frisco ISD-TV (Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center)

High School Student Category

Winner – Jaxon Is Able (Miranda Alexander)

The Dallas Morning News High School Journalism Competition

Frisco ISD-TV (Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center)

Finalist – Video Category – Jaxon is Able (Miranda Alexander)-3rd Place (Bronze) Received

Finalist – Video Category – Lettuce Eat (Michael Severance)

Most Valuable Staffer (selected by adviser for recognition) – Erin Davis

Press Women of Texas (PWT) Edith Fox King High School Contest

Frisco ISD-TV (Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center)

1st Place – Video News Story – Smooth Landing – Lauren Goodman, Miranda Alexander, Erin Davis*

2nd Place (Tie) – Video News Story – Siblings Are Special Too – Madison Breeding

2nd Place (Tie) – Video News Story – If Halls Could Talk – Erin Davis

2nd Place (Tie) – Video News Story – Embracing the Storm – Reagan Robinson

3rd Place (Tie) – Video News Story – Learning Remains – Jason-Patrick Gaffney

3rd Place (Tie) – Video News Story – Sisterhood of Strength – Josh Laulom

1st Place – Video Feature Story – Battle Ready – Mary Kate Sunderman*

2nd Place (Tie) – Video Feature Story – Jaxon is Able  – Miranda Alexander

2nd Place (Tie) – Video Feature Story – Fit in Quiet Spaces – Aileen Fuller

2nd Place (Tie) – Video Feature Story – Working For Your Health – Darrin Sohm

3rd Place (Tie) – Video Feature Story – Saveur Life – Madison Luney

3rd Place (Tie) – Video Feature Story – Ella Milks It – Oscar Mijangos

Honorable Mention – Video Feature Story – Middle of the Road – Kassidy Freeman

Honorable Mention – Video Feature Story – Lettuce Eat – Michael Severance

1st Place – Video Sports Story – Movement Matters – Ashley Jackson*

2nd Place (Tie) – Video Sports Story – Tiny Titans BIG HOCO – Lauren Harding

2nd Place (Tie) – Best Newscast: Radio or Television – Frisco ISD-TV #073 – Mary Kate Sunderman, Kassidy Freeman, Jason-Patrick Gaffney, Oscar Mijangos, Lauren Goodman, Aileen Fuller, Madison Breeding

3rd Place – Best Newscast: Radio or Television – Frisco ISD-TV #072 – Miranda Alexander, Erin Davis, Lauren Harding, Josh Laulom, Lauren Goodman, Mary Kate Sunderman

1st Place – Radio/Television Interview or Talk Show – Blazing New Trails – LTHS Band – Brian Barisa*

*1st Place PWT winners move on to the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) competition.

UIL Interscholastic League Press Conference

Frisco ISD-TV (Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center)

3rd Place – Anchor Presentation – Frisco ISD-TV Episode #072 (Miranda Alexander / Erin Davis)

Honorable Mention – Feature Story – Lily Pie (Lauren Goodman)

Honorable Mention – Feature Story – Jaxon is Able (Miranda Alexander)

2nd Place – Adviser’s Challenge – Photography (Eva Coleman)

3rd Place – Adviser’s Challenge – Subjective Writing (Eva Coleman)

Student Television Network (STN) Nationals

Frisco ISD-TV (Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center)

Honorable Mention – School News/Feature Story – Classroom SITuation (Brian Barisa)

Honorable Mention – Sports Feature Story – Ella Milks It (Oscar Mijangos)

Kinder Vision - The Greatest Save PSA Contest

Frisco ISD-TV (Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center)

Dallas Area 1st Place Winner – Stranger Dangers (Mary Kate Sunderman, Lauren Harding, Jason-Patrick Gaffney)

National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) High School Journalism Competition

Frisco ISD-TV (Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center)

1st Place – Video News Story – Smooth Landing (Lauren Goodman, Miranda Alexander, Erin Davis)

1st Place – Video Sports Story – Movement Matters (Ashley Jackson)

3rd Place – Video Feature Story – Battle Ready (Mary Kate Sunderman)

3rd Place – Radio/Television Interview or Talk Show – Blazing New Trails – LTHS Band (Brian Barisa)

Emma Bowen Foundation

Frisco ISD-TV (Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center)

Fellowship Program

Erin Davis

National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Journalism Honor Roll Inductees:

Frisco ISD-TV (Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center)

Erin Davis

Lauren Goodman

Reagan Robinson

2016-2017 Frisco ISD-TV crew members are:

Senior Producers / Senior Editors Miranda Alexander (Frisco High School), Brian Barisa (Wakeland High School), Erin Davis (Heritage High School), Kassidy Freeman (Wakeland High School), Oscar Mijangos (Frisco High School), Mary Kate Sunderman (Independence High School)

Producers / Editors Madison Breeding (Heritage High School), Aileen Fuller (Heritage High School), Jason-Patrick Gaffney (Lone Star High School), Lauren Goodman (Reedy High School), Lauren Harding (Reedy High School), Ashley Jackson (Wakeland High School), Joshua Laulom (Wakeland High School), Madison Luney (Lone Star High School), Reagan Robinson (Frisco High School), Michael Severance (Centennial High School), Darrin Sohm (Reedy High School)

“Another year of awesome accomplishments proves consistency is key in delivering quality programming,” Coleman said.  “My goal is for them to deliver on that quality promise in all that we do.”

Frisco ISD-TV programming airs on Frisco ISD cable channels in the cities of Frisco, Plano and Little Elm.  You can view their productions via their YouTube Channel as well.

Frisco ISD-TV crew members consist of students enrolled in Audio/Video Production and Advanced Audio/Video Production at the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center.  Executive Producer Eva Coleman has a professional media career that spans over 23 years in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  In 13 years as an instructor, Coleman has started three different television programs on three different campuses in Frisco ISD, and was named the inaugural National Teacher of the Year in 2013 for the Student Television Network.