May 6, 2019

Palm Beach County students at Seminole Ridge High School in Loxahatchee had a busy month racking up awards at multiple competitions throughout the state. Most recently, a number of students were recognized at the Florida Scholastic Press Association State Convention (FSPA). Shelby Hatcher, a finalist in the Environmental PSA category at this year’s Student Showcase of Films, was awarded third place for Collaborative PSA at the 2019 FSPA State Convention. Her colleagues Alexa Grieco, Oliver Brown and Hunter Wood received Honorable Mention in the short film category while Bryce Brant, Evan Upson, Carly Swanson and Kayla Wright received an Honorable Mention for their news package.      

Students at FSPA

Moreover, Seminole Ridge senior Bryce Brant received a $5,000 scholarship from the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last month. And most recently, Bryce was named the 2019 recipient of the Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship. The $10,000 Emmy award is presented annually to a student pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. 

Seminole Ridge also brought home an Honorable Mention in the Documentary category at the Student Television Network Convention (STN). Held in Seattle, the event hosted thousands of students from more than 100 top film and television programs from around the country. At STN, extreme pressures were 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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