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H-F High media students win top honors in two competitions

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s Viking Broadcast Company and Film Department have announced students who won top honors in two video contests.

The Midwest Media Educators Association selected 12 H-F projects among the best submissions for the 27th annual MMEA competition.

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s Viking Broadcast Company and Film Department have announced students who won top honors in two video contests.

The Midwest Media Educators Association selected 12 H-F projects among the best submissions for the 27th annual MMEA competition.

First Place: 

  • Jacob Goldberg and Devin Gorton for “The Circle” in the movie trailer category.
  • Ben Turnquest for “Visions of Gideon” music video.

Second Place:

  • Adam Freeman for “Adam Freeman Reel” in the cinematography category.

Third Place:

  • Chloe Castady for “Unearthly” in the movie trailer category.
  • Joe Sullivan and Austin Smailes for “Sports Wrap” in the sports program category.
  • Jackie Klupchak and Eliana D’Astici for “The VTV Show” in the news category.
  • Jacob Goldberg and Devin Gorton for “Wrong Text” in the 7-Day Challenge category.
  • Ben Hamer for “The Brotherhood” in the school promotion category.

Fourth Place:

  • Devin Gorton for “Devin Gorton Reel” in the cinematography category.
  • Ben Hamer for “Vespers” in the natural audio news category.

Fifth Place:

  • Jacob Goldberg, Devin Gorton for “Last Man Standing” in the dramatic narrative category.
  • Juliette Benjamin, Jazz Jubalani for “Neptune Sleeping at Last” in the music video category.

H-F students also won Crystal Pillar Awards at the presented by the student division of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Upper-Midwest, which presents the annual Emmy Awards in Chicago.

First Place:

  • Juliette Benjamin and Jazz Jubalani for “Neptune Sleeping at Last” in the music video category.
  • Jacob Goldberg for “Power of Forgiveness” in the short form non-fiction category.
  • Ben Hamer and Jon Kriarakis for “Phase One” in the sports category.

Students worked with Mark Ciesielski, teacher and chairperson of the Broadcasting Department at H-F, and Matt Holdren, film teacher.

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