PA Press Club Contest Video Award Winners

The National Federation of Press Women holds an annual NFPW High School Communications Contest. This is one of only a few nationwide communications competitions for high school students. It inspires students to do outstanding work in their quest for excellence. In this highly acclaimed competition, entries are judged at three levels; one state and two national. There are 23 contest categories for news, photography, writing, video, and yearbook.

Two UHS media center interns, Payton Hostetler and Grant Barcheck have won the following awards at the state PA Press Club competition. Their entries will advance to the national competition next month. Mrs. Marzano’s video production class was able to produce their first newscast one year after school closings began due to the pandemic. Social distance protocols required that only one news anchor could present at a time with edits in post. Payton also took the initiative to capture students and teachers reactions about virtual learning and returning to in-person instruction.

Broadcast or Video (Best newscast) 1st place — Payton Hostetler and Grant Barcheck of Uniontown Area Senior High School — “UHS News: One year later: Social Distance Edition”

Video News Story 1st place — Payton Hostetler of Uniontown Area Senior High School — “The Impact of COVID-19 on UHS”

Congratulations to these exceptional students and good luck in the national competition.

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