Shepaug Student’s received 10 Fox 61 Student News Award nominations!


Henry James, Editor

This year, Shepaug’s DMC and Broadcast Journalism students received 10 award nominations in the Fox 61 Student News competition! There are 6 different categories for nominations:

  • Governor’s Prevention Partnership Award
  • Big Y Locally Grown Award
  • Best in Student News: Feature
  • Best in Student News: Hard News
  • CHESLA/CHET Higher Education Award
  • Best in Student News: Community news

– and Shepaug has a nominee in everyone!

Dozens of schools participated in the program, and Shepaug students scored 10 of the 30 nominations. The most any other school received was 3.

Below is a list of the nominees with the number of their news stories nominated:

  • Sydell Lecher (3)
  • Erin Bailey (3)
  • Mahelet Steinmetz (3)
  • Daran Racaj (1)
  • Maya Missana (1)
  • Patrick Moriarty (1)
  • Tyler White (1)
  • Sam Quigley (1)
  • Ella Pena (2)
  • Isabella Fazzone (1)
  • Tiffany Horton (1)
  • Harlequin Sullivan (2)
  • Henry James (1)

A list of the videos nominated can be found here: List of nominees for 2018-19

The FOX61 Student News Award Ceremony will be held Wednesday, June 5 at Wilde Auditorium at University of Hartford.

Congrats Shepaug! Good luck at the scholarship award ceremony!