CJC Students Receive 2018 Suncoast Student Production Awards and Scholarships
Two University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) student journalists and a WUFT News special report were recognized in the 2018 Suncoast Student Production Awards competition sponsored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Suncoast Chapter. In addition, UFCJC students received six of the 27 academic scholarships awarded for 2018.
In the Student Production Awards, the “WUFT News Hurricane Irma Special Report” received top honors in the newscast category. Telecommunication senior Alexa Lorenzo received a first-place award in the General Assignment Light News category for “The Practice Before the Parade” as well as an honorable mention in the General Assignment Serious News category for “Gators Drown Out Richard Spencer.” Telecommunication senior Sara Girard received an honorable mention in the Arts & Entertainment/Cultural Affairs category for “Combining the Unexpected.”
CJC Telecommunication students who received NATAS Suncoast Chapter Scholarships were Telecommunication seniors Dolores Hinckley, Sofia Millar and Kara Spierto, Public Relations junior Gisselle Garcia, Journalism junior Michael Katz and Telecommunication junior Alexis Pastore. Together they received $20,000 for their academic pursuits.
The Student Production Awards encourage the pursuit of excellence in video production. Graduating high school seniors and college/university students can compete for scholarships. To qualify, students must plan to attend a four-year institution with a declared major in Communications/Broadcasting with a concentration in television. For both competitions, students must reside in the Suncoast region encompassing Florida, Louisiana, the Mobile-Pensacola market and Puerto Rico.