High school students recognized for their work as budding journalists

Mike Dougherty
May 23, 2018 - 2:31 pm
Students from Penn-Trafford High School

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- High school students from throughout the Pennsylvania region are being recognized with National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards, announced Wednesday during a ceremony at Drexel University. 

Students, aiming to become the newest faces in news, submitted entries in 16 categories. 

“It’s just really neat to see the next generation so focused, so talented,” said Courtney Brinkerhoff, a former reporter, and the current president of NATAS Mid-Atlantic.

Students from Penn-Trafford High School in Western Pennsylvania won for best daily newscast.

“To win the very first thing we entered was a pretty good way to start the day,” Penn-Trafford  student Maddie Haberberger said.

“We completely reformatted our show this year. We added news packages, so it was completely different from last year. We didn’t know what to expect or how we would do, but to win is awesome,” Rorie Boulware said.