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Southeastern Channel students win videographer awards

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Seven Southeastern Channel student productions have been recognized with 2011 international Videographer Awards.
     The sports show, “The Big Game,” garnered five total awards, while the entertainment show, “College Night,” and the film short program, “Cinematheque,” both took home one award in the Student Production category.
     The awards recognize individuals and groups that excel in their specific environment. Winners include network news operations, television and cable stations, production companies, international advertising agencies, and student producers. The awards are judged by industry professionals in the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. 
     Entries from the Channel that won the Award of Excellence included “The Big Game” episode from October 14, 2010, featuring co-anchors Trey Mongrue of Baton Rouge and Scott Thornhill of Hammond, along with reporters Sean Doss of Slidell, Hunter Robinson of Hahnville and Carey Williams of Baton Rouge; and for three “Big Game” feature stories profiling current or former Southeastern athletes: Robinson’s feature on All-American track star Adonson Shallow and the jersey retirement of Southeastern alumna and ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts; and Mongrue for his segment about Lion baseball transfer Jonathan Pace.
     Channel programs also won several Awards of Distinction, including:
--  “The Big Game” episode of March 17, with co-hosts Mongrue; 2009 Miss Southeastern Jessica Poumaroux of Baton Rouge, guest anchor Lacey Sanchez of Denham Springs, a Lady Lion pole vaulter and 2010 Miss Southeastern; and reporters Scott Cardinale Springfield; Stephen Smith, Greenwell Springs; Nicole Brannigan of Long Beach, Calif.; Jovetta White, New Orleans, and Rob Seibert, Baton Rouge.
-- “College Night, a student entertainment show” hosted by Anna de Tiege of Mandeville and Heather Gonzales of Hammond with contributing reporters Joram Roubique, Denham Springs; Sujan Pant, Nepal; Justin Thymes, New Orleans; Wade Parsons, Springfield; Troylynn Williams, Baton Rouge; Daron Short; Hammond; Nicholas Elliott of Mandeville; and Brannigan.
-- “Glazed: The University Donuts Story”, a documentary short segment produced by Stephen Pfeil of Hammond and Calvin Nix of Baton Rouge.
     “These are very creative student programs, and we’re extremely happy that our students have been recognized for their talent, imagination, and hard work in the production process with these prestigious awards,” said Channel General Manager Rick Settoon. “It’s a credit not only to the students, but to those who trained them at the Channel and in the Department of Languages and Communication.”
     The Channel can be seen on Charter Cable Channel 18 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Livingston parishes and on Channel 17 in Washington Parish.  A live 24/7 webcast is viewed in 46 states and 47 countries at   

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