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FWISD Broadcast Journalism Students Claim National First-Place Title

Fort Worth ISD students from the Gold Seal Program of Choice for Broadcast Journalism/Media Technology at Southwest High School placed first in the nation at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  

The team of senior Vanessa Johnson and juniors Laura Nunez, Gloria Ortiz and Jacob Wells represented Fort Worth ISD as well as the entire state of Texas in the Broadcast News Production contest.

These students created a three-minute broadcast including international, national, state and sports news. Johnson and Wells anchored the broadcast, Nunez directed and Ortiz was the floor director. 

All four students are part of the Advanced Media Program which produces a live thirty-minute broadcast about Fort Worth ISD each Wednesday and Friday during the school year. This broadcast airs on Charter Cable Channel 192, AT&T U-Verse 99 and via live streaming video on the District website. 

SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization serving more than 360,000 high school and college students as well as professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, health and service occupations. 

Photo attached: left to right, Adviser Darcy Deupree, Laura Nunez, Jacob Wells, Gloria Ortiz and Vanessa Johnson.



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