Hawaii schools dominate national television competition

STN Hawaii group

 

HONOLULU, HI – Hawaii’s middle and high school media programs took home 28 awards from the 12th Annual Student Television Network Convention in San Diego, California. The complete list of winners from Hawaii, including links to available videos, starts on the next page.

 

Waianae High School took home six trophies, including a regional Broadcast Excellence award. Maui Waena Intermediate School, another big winner, also garnered six awards. Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai, and Oahu schools Mid-Pacific Institute, Moanalua High School and Waianae Intermediate School also won multiple awards. Kauai’s Waimea High School also captured a first-place win in the “60-Second Silent Story” category.

 

“Hawaii schools have proven once again that they can compete with anyone across the nation in digital media,” said Kevin Matsunaga, media instructor at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and a member of STN’s national board. “The students’ performance here is proof positive that our Hawaii digital media teachers and students are doing great work.”

 

More than 2,700 middle and high school students from across the country gathered at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego for four days of competition and workshops. Students were given strict time deadlines, often only a few hours, to conceptualize, write, shoot and edit their entries on site. In the “Crazy8s” competitions, for example, students completed four-minute newscasts or films in eight hours. Teachers were not allowed to help.

 

All Hawaii schools that attended STN are also participants in PBS Hawaii’s HIKI NŌ learning initiative. In this statewide program, students learn workforce and life skills through the creation of video news stories. These stories air Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on PBS Hawaii.

 

PBS Hawaii presented a workshop at the conference, Learning by Re-doing: The HIKI NŌ Process. Students and teachers from across the U.S. learned about the HIKI NŌ production process, and Hawaii students shared their experiences in the program.

 

“Programs like HIKI NŌ are helping our students to be better storytellers,” Matsunaga said.

 

“Our growing pipeline of Creative Media across the state of Hawaii is like no other,” said Candy Suiso, Executive Director of Waianae High School’s Searider Productions media program. “What a great feeling.”

 

Hawaii Winners at the 12th Annual Student Television Network Convention

Broadcast Excellence, South Pacific Region
Waianae High School

 

Best Live Action Film
Waianae High School

 

Convention Recap
First Place: Waianae High School view video here >>
Second Place: Moanalua High School view video here >>

 

Middle School Spot Feature
First Place: Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
Third Place: Waipahu Intermediate School

 

Middle School Movie Trailer
First Place: Maui Waena Intermediate School

 

Tell the Story
Second Place: Waianae High School view video here >>

 

Middle School PSA
First Place: Maui Waena Intermediate School
Third Place: Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
Honorable Mention: Waianae Intermediate School
Honorable Mention: Mid-Pacific Institute

 

High School PSA
First Place: Waianae High School view video here >>

 

60-Second Silent Story
First Place: Waimea High School
Honorable Mention: Moanalua High School

 

Commentary
Third Place: Kauai High School

 

Middle School Anchoring Team
Honorable Mention: Mid-Pacific Institute
Honorable Mention: Maui Waena Intermediate School

 

Middle School Music Video
Third Place: Maui Waena Intermediate School
Honorable Mention: Maui Waena Intermediate School
Honorable Mention: Waianae Intermediate School

 

High School Music Video
Second Place: Moanalua High School

 

Crazy 8s – Middle School Broadcast Journalism
Honorable Mention: Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School view video here >>

 

Crazy 8s – High School Multimedia Journalism
Third Place: Waianae High School
Honorable Mention: Maui High School

 

Crazy 8s – Middle School Short Film
First Place: Maui Waena Intermediate School
Honorable Mention: Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School view video here >>

 

Crazy 8s – High School Short Film – Live Action
Honorable Mention: Moanalua High School