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SIPA broadcast members win Emmy awards

By Karie Grace Duncan, SIPA assistant

Posted October 10, 2017

Two SIPA member programs won 2017 National Student Production Awards, better known as Emmy Awards, from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The NATAS named "The Buzz TV" from Fort Mill High School (Fort Mill, South Carolina) as the best newscast and awarded "Oxford High School Sports Productions" (Oxford, Mississippi) two honors – best sports and best sports program – at the second annual competition at Emerson College in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Karin McKemey, the broadcast adviser for Fort Mill High School, serves on the SIPA Executive Committee. Diala Chaney, Oxford High School adviser, serves on the SIPA Advisory Council.

Zoe Cruz, former “The Buzz TV” co-producer, attends USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications as a freshman broadcast journalism major.

The NATAS includes 23 programming and craft categories which honor the news productions of students across the country and recognize the future of journalism.

A full list of winners can be found online.

SIPA members that won are listed below.

2017 National Student Production Award Winners

"The Buzz TV," Fort Mill High School
Zoe Cruz, Julian Masters
Karin McKemey, Adviser

"The Season: Oxford Football – Episode Six," Oxford High School
Merrick McCool, Andrew Gardner, Eli Hartnett
Diala Chaney, Adviser

Sports Program
"The Season: Girls’ Soccer," Oxford High School
Merrick McCool, Andrew Gardner, Eli Hartnett
Diala Chaney, Adviser

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