2019 IASB High School Broadcasting Competition Awards announced

Porter County Career and Technical Center: IASB 2019 Television School of the Year

Porter County Career and Technical Center: IASB 2019 Television School of the Year

Porter County Career and Technical Center won Television School of the Year and Homestead High School won Radio School of the Year at the 2019 Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) Awards at the University of Indianapolis on March 11, 2019. Homestead earned the honor for the third consecutive year, while Porter County Career and Technical Center scored the top spot for the second year in a row.

Porter County Career and Technical Center students earned several individual honors, including Sarah Huth (first place, television copywriting); Cheyanne Montozzi (first place, music video); Video Production II students (first place, video magazine); Lauren Drang (first place, television package and photojournalism competitions) and Everett Mitchell (first place, sound design). Homestead High School students also earned individual recognition, including Cory Balkenbusch (first place, radio sportscast and second place, radio news anchor); Christina Kruger (first place, radio spot production and second place, radio interview) and Matt Saalfrank (first place, radio play-by-play).

Homestead High School: IASB 2019 Radio School of the Year

Homestead High School: IASB 2019 Radio School of the Year

More than 900 students and instructors from 35 Indiana high schools and career centers attended the 16th annual IASB conference. Students participated in the IASB High School Broadcasting Competition and attended nearly 20 workshops that addressed topics including multimedia journalism, editing techniques, social media and sports broadcasting.

The top six radio air personalities and news anchors competed live on WICR-FM, and their television counterparts competed in the UIndy TV studio.

“Every year it becomes more difficult to judge this competition, not just because we continue to have a record number of entries from an increasing number of schools and career centers, but because the quality of the student work is incredible. There’s no doubt that the future of broadcasting is very bright when you see what the next generation of broadcast professionals is already doing. Congratulations to the students and their instructors for their amazing work,” said Scott Uecker, IASB Executive Director and University of Indianapolis Communication instructor.

Complete list of 2019 IASB High School Broadcasting Competition Award winners:

Radio News Anchor

  1. Payton Stewart, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center
  2. Cory Balkenbusch, Homestead High School
  3. Owen Cowsert, Chesterton High School 

Finalists:
Carson Clymer, Homestead High School
Daniella Gioconda, Ben Davis High School
Madison Goodnight, Pendleton Heights High School 

Radio Air Personality

  1. Connor Inskeep, Carmel High School
  2. Dylan Rolfsen, Franklin Central High School
  3. Cesar Fernandez, Ben Davis High School       

Finalists:
Cory Dunivan, Wawasee High School
Daniella Gioconda, Ben Davis High School
Jenna Milosh, Crown Point High School  

Radio In-Depth

  1. Thea Nikolaou, Carmel High School
  2. Morgan Hackler, Franklin Central High School
  3. Noah Burke, Franklin Central High School

Honorable Mention:
Cesar Fernandez, Ben Davis High School
Abigail Boylan, Homestead High School

Radio Interview

  1. Jaishna Varanka, Carmel High School
  2. Christina Kruger, Homestead High School
  3. Connor Inskeep and Caitlin Varanka, Carmel High School 

Honorable Mention:
Jonathon Lieber, Crown Point High School
Donnie Harmon, Homestead High School

Radio Talk Show

  1. Blake Pysh, Ramsey Harkness, Jonathon Lieber, Gene Kolarik, Crown Point High School
  2. Jessica Walter and Ellie Davis, Homestead High School
  3. Trevor Martin and Draven Wiseman, Pendleton Heights High School

Honorable Mention:
Noah Lichtenberg, Jack Edwards, Spencer Fleischer, Luke Donovan, Carmel High School
Caspian Lind, South Bend Community School Corporation 

Radio Sportscast

  1. Cory Balkenbusch, Homestead High School
  2. Justin Cerbone, Franklin Central High School
  3. Christian Rigg, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

Honorable Mention:
Jace Dery, Carmel High School
Justin Tusing, Franklin Central High School 

Radio Play-by-Play

  1. Matt Saalfrank, Homestead High School
  2. Sam Weixler, Carmel High School
  3. Donnie Harmon, Homestead High School

Honorable Mention: Grant Covey, Ben Davis High School
Mason Klain, Carmel High School 

Radio Sporting Event Broadcast

  1. Sam Weixler, Ethan D’Eramo, Charlie Maurer, Reagan Hune, Carmel High School
  2. Kaleb Alumbaugh and Trevor Martin, Pendleton Heights High School
  3. Grant Covey and Tierra Williams, Ben Davis High School

Honorable Mention:
Austin Phillips and Lexi Eblen, Charlestown High School
Donnie Harmon, Carson Clymer, Matt Saalfrank, Homestead High School 

Radio Copywriting

  1. Vanessa Hintz, Carmel High School
  2. Noah Lichtenberg, Carmel High School
  3. Katherine Davis, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Honorable Mention:
Justin Cerbone, Franklin Central High School
Morgan Hackler, Franklin Central High School 

Radio Spot Production

  1. Christina Kruger, Homestead High School
  2. John Lane, Homestead High School
  3. Riley Merder, Jasper High School

Honorable Mention:
Jessica Sutton, J. Everett Light Career Center
Carson Ulmer and Miriam Sheikh, J. Everett Light Career Center 

Radio Imaging

  1. Kenzie Cooley and Radio/TV 2 Class, Jasper High School
  2. Drew Persinger, Homestead High School
  3. MacKenzie Gunther, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

Honorable Mention:
Jordan Mallory, Walker Career Center
Wawasee High School 

Radio Drama

  1. Jeremy Crumbo, Franklin Central High School
  2. Emma Knaack, Franklin Central High School
  3. Sam Corber, Mason Badman, Lukas Magnuson, Darrian Weaver, Impact Institute

Honorable Mention: Griffin Gust, Dylan Krause, Aubrey Welsh, Joey Zarate, Impact Institute
Anna Hensel, Shyam Das, Jaylen Crumedy, J. Everett Light Career Center 

Radio Show

  1. Grant Covey, Brandon Reed, Daniella Gioconda, Ben Davis High School
  2. Gunnar Johnson, Gabe Bickel, Jeremy Crumbo, Franklin Central High School
  3. Easton Hensley and Tyler Veit, Homestead High School

Honorable Mention:
Matt Hustel and Connor Inskeep, Carmel High School
Christina Kruger and Catherine Kruger, Homestead High School 

Television News Anchor

  1. Jacob Einstein, Ben Davis High School
  2. James Woolner, Whiteland Community High School
  3. Zach Collins, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Finalists:
Owen Cowsert, Chesterton High School
Neil Manship, Franklin Central High School
Jamiyah Thomas, Brownsburg High School 

Television Copywriting

  1. Sarah Huth, Porter County Career and Technical Center
  2. Olivia Ostler, Martinsville High School
  3. Hailey Marvel, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

Honorable Mention:
Drew Wiltberger, Carroll High School
Peyton Burks, Kokomo Area Career Center 

Television Spot Production

  1. Jacob Einstein, Ben Davis High School
  2. Nicole Key, Porter County Career and Technical Center
  3. Taylor Schneider, Michelle Stanker, Ben Santos, Lowell High School

Honorable Mention:
Ruth Anne Hundley, Jasper High School
Samaria Patrick, Merrillville High School 

Music Video

  1. Cheyanne Montozzi, Porter County Career and Technical Center
  2. Derek Hockemeyer, Homestead High School
  3. Jonas Wald, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Honorable Mention:
Nick Morgan, Crown Point High School
Blake White, Kokomo Area Career Center 

Video Magazine

  1. Video Production II Students, Porter County Career and Technical Center
  2. BDTV Staff, Ben Davis High School
  3. RTV 2 Class, Martinsville High School

Honorable Mention:
Terry Clayton and Keegan Jones, Arsenal Tech High School
Richmond High School 

Television Package

  1. Lauren Drang, Porter County Career and Technical Center
  2. Sierra Bowman, Martinsville High School
  3. Ryleigh Dalton, Martinsville High School

Honorable Mention:
Evan Holland, Crown Point High School
Sarah Frey and Kayla Dill, Crown Point High School 

Video In-Depth

  1. Tyler Young, Carmel High School
  2. Eliza Vandewalle, Ben Davis High School
  3. Cole St. Aubin, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Honorable Mention:
Alaura Schuble and Prestin Butcher, A K Smith Area Career Center
Adele Reich and Hope Stauffer, Carmel High School  

Television School Newscast

  1. CPTV Staff, Crown Point High School
  2. RTV 2 Class, Martinsville High School
  3. RTV2 Class, Carroll High School

Honorable Mention:
CHS Today Crew; Connersville Senior High School
HHS In Depth, Homestead High School 

Live Event Broadcast

  1. BHS-TV and Extended Play Studios, Brownsburg High School
  2. PCTV Production Crew, Porter County Career and Technical Center
  3. PCTV Production Crew, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Honorable Mention:
CPTV Staff, Crown Point High School
Brendy Mendoza, Richmond High School 

Cinematography

  1. Jimmy Gruss, Whiteland Community High School
  2. Nick Morgan, Crown Point High School
  3. Henry Wicker, Ben Davis High School

Honorable Mention:
Bryson Foxen, Brownsburg High School
Gage Torres, Lowell High School 

Photojournalism

  1. Lauren Drang, Porter County Career and Technical Center
  2. Sierra Bowman, Martinsville High School
  3. Preslee Boyd, Martinsville High School

Honorable Mention:
Kieran Simmer, Ben Davis High School
Drew Wiltberger, Carroll High School 

Corporate Video

  1. Evan Holland, Kirsten Robinson, Aidan Siavelis, Allison Fernandez, Crown Point High School
  2. Blake White, Sawyer Bolding, Elijah Lawson, Peyton Burks, Kokomo Area Career Center
  3. Suniah Parsons, Richmond High School

Honorable Mention:
Olivia Carter, Richmond High School
Alyssa Dardeen, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center 

Short Film

  1. Nick Morgan, Crown Point High School
  2. Jimmy Gruss, Whiteland Community High School
  3. Preslee Boyd, Martinsville High School

Honorable Mention:
Colin Bell, Anthis Career Center
Morgen Ludwig, Ted Piha, Sam Burkhard, Savion Bias, Carmel High School 

Video Show Open/Close

  1. CPTV Staff, Crown Point High School
  2. Nick Morgan, Crown Point High School
  3. Ben Santos, Ian Smith, Ryan Siedentopf, Lowell High School

Honorable Mention:
Makiyah Kirksy, Aaryanna Lucente, D’Jesenia Torres, Hammond Area Career Center
Nathaniel Finch, Western Boone Junior-Senior High School 

Sound Design

  1. Everett Mitchell, Porter County Career and Technical Center
  2. Cory Dunivan and Dane Morris, Wawasee High School
  3. Jimmy Gruss and James Woolner, Whiteland Community High School

Honorable Mention:
Alex Johnston, Jamie Cause, Hannah Smith, J. Everett Light Career Center
Lauren Ritter, Lowell High School 

Animation

  1. Lorien Donovan, J. Everett Light Career Center
  2. Eliza Vandewalle, Ben Davis High School
  3. Jaylee Copeland, Kokomo Area Career Center

Honorable Mention:
Brook Doss, J. Everett Light Career Center
Deakon Booher, Whiteland Community High School 

Student Multimedia Website 

  1. Caroline Prechtel, Jessica Cruz, Sarah Obermeier, Interactive Media Class, Jasper High School
  2. Noah Lichtenberg, Carmel High School
  3. Alex Almanza, South Bend Community School Corporation

Honorable Mention:
Evan Holland, Crown Point High School
Madison Harmon, Pendleton Heights High School 

Radio School of the Year
Homestead High School
Carmel High School (First Runner-Up)
Franklin Central High School (Second Runner-Up) 

Television School of the Year
Porter County Career and Technical Center
Crown Point High School (First Runner-Up)
Ben Davis High School (Second Runner-Up) 

IASB School of the Year History

  Radio Television
2004 Franklin Central High School Ben Davis High School
2005 Ben Davis High School   Merrillville High School
2006 Eder Career Center Merrillville High School
2007 Franklin Central High School Martinsville High School
2008 Carmel High School   Martinsville High School
2009 Carmel High School   Martinsville High School
2010 Franklin Central High School Martinsville High School
2011 Franklin Central High School Martinsville High School
Porter County Career and Technical Center
2012 Pendleton Heights High School
New Castle Area Career Center 
Martinsville High School
2014 Carmel High School Carmel High School
2015 Franklin Central High School Porter County Career and Technical Center
2016 Carmel High School  Porter County Career and Technical Center
2017 Homestead High School  Martinsville High School
2018 Homestead High School  Porter County Career and Technical Center
2019 Homestead High School  Porter County Career and Technical Center