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Homestead High School's Radio and TV Programming Recognized at Indiana Association of School Broadcasters State Competition

Radio Group at  IASB Competition
 

Homestead High School's Radio and TV Programming Recognized at Indiana Association of School Broadcasters State Competition 

  
Homestead High School's radio station, The Point 91.1 FM, finished as Radio School of the Year against more than 30 other high schools, career centers, and vocational programs throughout the state of Indiana at the annual Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) awards ceremony on Monday, March 13th at the University of Indianapolis.  This is the program's first ever radio state championship.
 
Seniors Kolin Davis and Austin Render each took home multiple awards.  Davis was awarded first in Live Newscast and Imaging; second in Live Air personality and Bit or Skit; and third in Drama.  Render placed first in Play-by-Play and second in Sporting Event Broadcast.  Senior Jack Parisi won for Sportscast as well.  Other second place winners were sophomore Cory Balkenbusch for Live Newscasting and senior Gabe Smith and juniors Matt Schreck and Garrett Willis also being a part of the aforementioned Sporting Event Broadcast with Render.  Third place winners included sophomore Abigail Boylan for In Depth, which looked into locals' perspectives of revitalizing downtown Fort Wayne. 
 
The Point91FM, Allen County's only high school radio station, has been competing in the IASB state competition since 1999.  
 
The Homestead High School Television department took third place in the state in TV Newscast from their January 27, 2017 episode of HHS In Depth.  The weekly program is created by the advanced television production class and is aired to the entire school every Friday afternoon.  This is the third year in a row that HHS In Depth has placed in only the fourth year of competing at the IASB competition.
 
Homestead's Radio and TV departments have nearly 100 students enrolled in their program throughout each school day.  The programs are directed by Adam Schenkel and  radio station manager Andy Dunn. 
 
 
 
 



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