May 2, 2018


Seminole Ridge High School returned from the Student Television Network (STN) Convention in March with new swagger! The highly regarded convention hosted over 3,000 students from more than 100 top film and television programs in the country in Nashville, Tennessee. The students representing Seminole Ridge Television Production Academy earned top honors in two categories. “I'm so proud that, for the first time, we won third in the nation in one of the most prestigious events: The Crazy 8's Broadcast News Magazine Challenge,” said Earle Wright, Seminole Ridge’s Television Production Academy Instructor.

For the challenge, the students had eight hours to produce a news magazine show on the theme Rock this Town.  The final product had to come in under eight minutes. “This was a tough assignment,” said Wright, “for students in an unfamiliar town and on a tight deadline.” However, the team of Shannon O'Sullivan, Alexa Koenig, Christina Gonzalez, Carsyn Bates, Melina Adue, Jadelyn Bruce, Ana Fontecchio, Kevin McCarthy, Bryce Brant, Craig Inscoe, Megan Froehlich, Austin Cates, Evan Upson, Jonathan Alvarez, Chloe Barcia and Caitlin Simpson prevailed with an outstanding third place victory. Additionally, the team of Shannon O'Sullivan, Christina Gonzalez and Craig Inscoe took second place in the Spot Feature event requiring students to produce a story on an assigned topic in just under six hours.

Seminole Ridge Television Production Academy Student Winners at STN in Nashville, TN

At STN, extreme pressure was met with professional results and Seminole Ridge High School came home energized and motivated about their work and their future work. To learn more about their award-winning TV program and the talented student filmmakers, please visit them online at


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