Students at Chillicothe High School earned recognition for their electronic media submissions to Ohio University Southern's annual EMPixx competition, Friday.
According to Vanessa George, a Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center satellite instructor, her CHS broadcasting students took first place in the newscast category for their CAVS News submission.
CHS broadcasting students produce their weekly newscast (submitted photo).
CHS students Jaymie Grim, Malachi Mitchell, Caroline Crock, and Luke Smith earned a second-place award in the news feature category for their piece over the district's Makerspace. Additionally, Chillicothe's Cameron Snowden, Jasmine Roper, and Makenzie Greene placed second for their entry -- "Trapped" -- in the entertainment category.
Ohio University Southern offered a workshop prior to its awards ceremony, in which sportscaster and keynote speaker Marty Bannister encouraged students hoping to enter broadcasting to be willing to take advantage of every opportunity.
Marty Bannister shares the story of how he got into broadcasting and offered advice to those looking to purse a career in the field (submitted photo).
Students from Southeastern High School also fared well at EMPixx.
The Panthers took first place for their sports feature "Skeens Dreams Big to Achieve Big," first place in the news feature category for "Anything Goes at Southeastern," and second place for their "Don't Be a Distraction" video commercial.