OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Some say they were star-struck even though they themselves could be the stars of tomorrow. When asked about their experience at the Mid-America Regional Emmy Awards, three of the students in attendance from Blue Valley Northwest High School said they enjoyed every minute.
They had reason to enjoy and celebrate. The broadcast news team at Northwest came away with five Emmy's for high school TV. Their monthly newscast, Husky Headlines, won in the category of Best High School Newscast.
Several individuals won awards for stories they produced in that newscast. Some said the highlight of the evening besides winning the awards was being able to rub elbows with broadcast journalists they have admired for years.
Blue Valley Northwest's broadcast instructor, Kim White, credited the students for their hard work.
"I have them for class every day," she said, "But it's nothing unusual to see them in my room for two, three, hours every day after school."
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