A Pleasure Ridge Park High School student, alumnus and teacher have earned a prestigious media award by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).
Sophomore Laquan Richardson and Class of 2017 graduate Jailen Leavell, along with teacher Mary Dunn, recently received a Student Production Award for their video news story titled English Conversation Club. The piece highlights an outreach program in Louisville aimed at connecting the city’s immigrants with volunteers.
The Student Production Award competition received entries from colleges, universities and high schools across the chapter’s four-state region. Industry professionals judged and critiqued the entries, which showcased a wide range of talent from these future broadcasters and media producers.
“The work of our region’s students continues to impress the professionals who judge their submissions,” said Leslie Blackston-Favors, High School Student Awards Chairman for the Ohio Valley Chapter. Richardson, Leavell and Dunn will officially accept their award during the chapter’s annual Emmy® Awards Gala in August.