Students from the Palm Beach Gardens High School (PBGHS) Television & Film Production Magnet Program recently competed in the 2020 Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) workshop. Last year the FSPA was held at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. However, 2020 being an entirely different animal meant the event would be completely virtual for the health and safety of students and teachers. This didn’t stop the intrepid PBGHS students from competing with a total of five entries and coming away with four awards! Student Isaiah Swasey received Honorable Mention in the News Package category, students Andrenis Perez and Daniejla Chamochubi picked up two Honorable Mentions in the Beauty Product Review category, and student Marcelino Reyes grabbed an Excellent Award in the Instagram PSA category.
PBGHS Students Isaiah Swasey, Daniejla Chamochubi and Marcelino Reyes
“Of course, we missed the excitement of the in-person workshop,” commented Ryan Dockery, Film & TV Instructor at PBGHS. “We especially missed meeting all the other talented student filmmakers, but this was the next best thing and I’m proud of these kids!” Dockery went on to say that PBGHS plans on competing in the Student Television Networks Virtual Nation Convention (STN) in February, as well as the FSPA State convention in April which is still scheduled to be held in Orlando. Live or virtual, Palm Beach Gardens High School students continue on the winning path to becoming the next generation of TV and Film superstars! You can follow their program on twitter @pbghstv and view their videos at youtube.com/pbghstv.