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Broadcast students' work wins big

Francis Tuttle students win three awards, besting college programs along the way

Broadcast and Video Production students from Francis Tuttle Technology Center capped off an exciting year with three big competition wins.

Student entries won first place in the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Heartland Chapter Student Awards. The competition included several university programs, and high school students were competing for the first time this year.

The Francis Tuttle BVP Program received six nominations in total.

“Having been in broadcast journalism for 30 years, I’m not sure I’ve had a prouder moment,” Marc Dillard, BVP instructor at Francis Tuttle, said. “The degree of competition in this region is as top-level as it comes, and Francis Tuttle entrants set a high bar.”

Check out the award-winning entries below.


The Stampede News-Black Bison, First Place in College Newscast 

  • Ben Corman, Videographer/Editor/Anchor
  • Brandon Decker, Studio Camera/Key Grip/Promos
  • Terrell Hunter, Writer/Editor/Audio/Reporter
  • Seth Roybal, Reporter/Studio/Writer/Graphics

WAKK News, First Place in High School Newscast

  • William Longeman, Writer/Anchor
  • Alley Marcus-Garcia, Director/Editor/Reporter
  • Katie Guy, Reporter
  • Khalil Norwood, Videographer/Editor/Anchor

Unconquerable Spirit- The Chickasaw People, First Place in College Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs

  • Ben Corman, Videographer/Reporter
by Adam Troxtell - May 2, 2023