Fort Mill Buzz TV students win Emmy awards

news@fortmilltimes.comMay 14, 2014 

— Six TV production students at Fort Mill High School won three regional Emmy awards, teacher Karin McKemey said last week.

The students who won are: junior John Romanski for his “Protect Your Brand” PSA; senior Mason Strohl, for a segment called “Banned Books”; and seniors Jesse Horseman, Mikki Fulmer and Sawyer Bengtson and junior Chad O’Donnell for their piece, “Concussion Dangers” that aired on the PBS NewsHour show as part of a series on head injuries suffered by high school athletes. They are all part of the award-winning Buzz TV team.

This is the second Emmy that Bengtson has won, McKemey said.

The students’ work was judged by the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the Student Production Award of Excellence category. Winners were selected by professional judging panels who scored the entries on the same criteria as the professional Emmy awards – content, creativity and execution.

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