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Amanda Barren, WSAZ
April 25, 2017 : Ohio University Southern hosts 18th Annual EMPixx Awards
Ohio University Southern hosted more than 200 high school students from 13 schools on April 7 for the annual EMPixx Awards. In its 18th year, the experienced-based programming and awards event gives participants a chance to hear from industry professionals in Electronic Media about key topics during a variety of workshops.
 
Dr. Nicole Pennington, dean of Ohio University Southern, said, “[EMPixx] is an outlet where local high school students could showcase their talents. Students compete in sports, band and academic teams, but we wanted to recognize those students with artistic talent in video, audio and multimedia areas.”
 
Associate Professor and Director of the Electronic Media Program Don Moore said that he was honored once again to highlight area high school media talent. “We saw a wide range of projects this year, from a comedic cow turned super hero to the seriousness and depth of a breast cancer story,” Moore said. “Our Best of Show winner not only shot most of his video, but edited, wrote and recorded to music for his entry – no small feat.”
 
A graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, keynote speaker Amanda Barren anchors First at 5, 5:30 Edition, NewsChannel 3 Six O'Clock, and NewsChannel3 Tonight on channel WSAZ.
 
Barren recounted her time as a student and her experience with one class in particular that focused on how to search the Internet. “I never stopped to think about what was going to come next. I thought the Internet was just for chat rooms,” Barren said. “Then, I get my first job and realize that I have to post my story on the Internet. As a broadcast journalism major, I didn’t think I had to worry about anyone reading any of my papers.”
 

Amanda Barren, WSAZ
Amanda Barren, WSAZ

 
Suddenly, grammar and punctuation became extremely important to Barren and she was reminded of another influential class, Precision Language. “I wish I could take that class again,” Barren said. “Lessons learned in that class are vital to my work every day.”
 
Barren told participants that she wanted them to remember that every day is important. “Everything is important. Every person that you talk to is important. Every moment is important—whether you think it is or not, there’s something valuable in each element of your day,” she said.
 
 
 
Southern Campus 2017 EMPixx First and Second Place Winners
Animation
1st Place
Cabell Midland High School
A Wheely Bad Day
Drew Taylor, Peyton Sovine, Corton Rider
 
2nd Place
Lakewood High School
PAC’s Ghost Attact
Garvin McIntosh, Allen Spicer, Milly Cline
 
­Audio Production
1st Place
South Point High School
Iconical
Osiris Kessinger
 
2nd Place
Fairland High School
Cloudy Day Lulliby
Jake Wheeler  
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Digital Photography
1st Place
South Point High School
Abandoned Coal Grove Public School
Jake Helton
 
2nd Place
Lakewood
Become It
Jess Burson
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Entertainment
1St Place
Fairland High School
All Noir
Gunnar McClung, Connor Lacroix, Brandon Bowman
 
2nd Place
Cabell Midland High School
Old School Dropout
Josie Pratt, Rachael Caudill, Cody Czuk, Mason Elam
 
Independent
1st Place
Fairland High School
Cowbell Man, The Utter Avenger
Shane Taylor, James Gardner, Caleb Kretzer
 
2nd Place
Dublin Jerome High School
This Little Light of Mine
Rachel Hiller, Lauren Hiller, Ry Heath
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Multimedia Print
1st Place
Lewis County High School
Minutemen logo
Sarah Flesher
 
2nd Place
Fairland High School
Walk on By
Brandon Bowman­
 
Multimedia Web
1st Place
Ironton High School
IHS Cooking Class
 
Zoe Bass
2nd Place
Ironton High School
IHS German Class
Anthony Bazell
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News Cast
1st Place
Chillicothe High School
CAVS News 3/9/17
Parker Tracey, Carli Frey, Hannah Barnes, Tito Garcia, Jason Adkins, Caroline Bradburne, Darian Anderson, Jakia Ray, Ryan Beardsley, Jasmine Roper, Jauhna Watson, Pat Corbin, Maggie Detty, Andrew McCallum, Trent Murray, Daniell Thompson, Merissa Segura, Scarlett Watson, Ben Spindler, Pacey Arledge, Makhi Jackson, Noah Hiles, Dylan Grubb, Ryan Kincaid, Jarrett Seebohm, Sara Harness, Jaki Cousins
 
2nd Place
Chillicothe High School
CAVS News 2/17/17
Ryan Kincaid, Sara Harness, Pat Corbin, Carli Frey, Andrew McCallum, Jasmine Roper, Tito Garcia, Hannah Barnes, Parker Tracey, Jason Adkins, Caroline Bradburne, Darian Anderson, Jakia Ray, Ryan Beardsley, Jauhna Watson, Maggie Detty, Parker Tracey, Trent Murray, Daniell Thompson, Merissa Segura, Scarlett Watson, Ben Spindler, Pacey Arledge, Makhi Jackson, Noah Hiles, Dylan Grubb, Jarrett Seebohm, Sara Harness, Jaki Cousins
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News Feature/Story
1st Place
Southeastern High School
Coffee with a Cause
Noah Hatfield, Hailee Strawser
 
2nd Place
Fairland High school
Suicide Prevention
Collin Marcum 
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Radio Commercial
1st Place
Chesapeake High School
Rewindenator
Alaina Collins, Mikayla Lykins
 
2nd Place
Chesapeake High School
The Twister Watch
Megan Godfrey, Kaetlyn Ross, Mariah Ramey
 
Sports News Feature
1st Place
Southeastern High School
Pair of Panthers Score 1000 Points
Lexy Stauffer, Matthew Skeens, Hunter Adams
 
2nd Place
Southeastern High School
Southeastern Football Breast Cancer Awareness
Lexy Stauffer, Mandy Morris, Rachel Collins
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Video Commercial
1st Place
Southeastern High school
Buying Time
Larson Stauffer, Dawson Steele, Hunter Adams
 
2nd Place
Dublin Jerome High School
Fair Trade
Rachel Hiller
 
Best of Show
South Point High School
Osiris-Vortex
Osiris Kessinger
 
Judges’ Choice
Fairland High School
All Noir
Gunnar McClung, Connor Lacroix, Brandon Bowman
 
Scholarships
Best of Show - $1000.00
Osiris Kessinger
 
Multimedia - $750.00
Jake Helton
 
Audio Production - $750.00
Jake Wheeler
 
Video Production/Judges’ Choice - $333.00 (each)
Gunnar McClung, Connor Lacroix, Brandon Bowman