2020 IASB High School Broadcasting Competition Awards announced

Carmel High School won Radio School of the Year and Homestead High School won Television School of the Year at the 2020 Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) Awards at the University of Indianapolis on March 9, 2020. It was the fifth time since 2004 that Carmel High School earned the accolade and the first time for Homestead High School to be recognized with the honor.

Nearly 800 students and instructors from 35 Indiana high schools and career centers attended the 17th annual IASB conference presented by ASG and the University of Indianapolis. Students participated in the IASB High School Broadcasting Competition and attended more than 20 workshops that addressed topics including multimedia journalism, social media, radio 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 2020 IASB High School Broadcasting Competition Award winners: 

Student Multimedia Website:  

  1.   Crown Town Media Staff, Crown Point High School
  2.   Chris Wang, Homestead High School
  3.   Izzy Chandler, Franklin Central High School

Honorable Mention: Sakshi Gopalani, Carmel High School
Alex Almanza, South Bend Community School Corporation 

Radio In-Depth:

  1.   Maylee O’Brien, Carmel High School
  2.   Ashton Hackman, Homestead High School
  3.   Sydney Smith, Franklin Central High School

Honorable Mention: Madison Carrel, Franklin Central High School
Drew Persinger and Ted Bolton, Homestead High School

Radio Interview:

  1.   Rocco Jann, Crown Point High School
  2.   Zion Brown, Ben Davis High School
  3.   Donnie Harmon, Homestead High School

Honorable Mention: Chris Elmore, Carmel High School
Armando Bracco, Brianna Morton and Kirsten Robinson, Crown Point High School

Radio Talk Show:

  1.   Armando Bracco, Brianna Morton, Kirsten Robinson, Crown Point High School
  2.   David Weiderhaft and Luke Donovan, Carmel High School
  3.   Ramsey Harkness, Blake Pysh, Jon Lieber, Crown Point High School

Honorable Mention: Amelia Schroeder and Tala Comfort, Franklin Central High School
Preston Clemons and Alexis Halle, Wawasee High School

Radio Sportscast:

  1.   Jace Dery, Carmel High School
  2.   David Weiderhaft, Carmel High School
  3.   Donnie Harmon, Homestead High School

Honorable Mention: Jonathon Lieber, Crown Point High School
Elias Khoury, Franklin Central High School

Radio Play-by-Play:

  1.   Donnie Harmon, Homestead High School
  2.   Matt Saalfrank, Homestead High School
  3.   Joe Lincoln, Floyd Central High School

Honorable Mention: Charlie Maurer, Carmel High School
Isaiah Rosner, J. Everett Light Career Center

Radio Sporting Event Broadcast:

  1.   Donnie Harmon, Matt Saalfrank, Brayden Carroll, Ashton Hackman, Homestead High School
  2.   Charlie Maurer, Jace Dery, David Weiderhaft, Luke Donovan, Carmel High School
  3.   Connor Grant, Franklin Central High School

Honorable Mention: Zion Brown and Josh Engels, Ben Davis High School
Braxton Gray, Wawasee High School

Radio Copywriting:

  1.   Logan Ozdyck, Porter County Career and Technical Center
  2.   Riley Dugan, Carmel High School
  3.   Nicholas Carlson, Carmel High School

Honorable Mention: Tyler Veit, Homestead High School
Katherine Davis, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Radio Spot Production:

  1.   Christina Kruger, Homestead High School
  2.   Kayla Dill and Sarah Frey, Crown Point High School
  3.   Kionne Bybee, Franklin Central High School

Honorable Mention: David Aldrich, Lowell High School
Conner Allen, Wawasee High School

Radio Imaging:

  1.   Madalyn Massey, Crown Point High School
  2.   Paige Ohrvall, Carmel High School
  3.   Dylan Shepherd, Kaylena Chupp, Stephanie Mendoza, Wawasee High School

Honorable Mention: Drew Persinger, Homestead High School
Jurney Sturgeon and Radio/TV 2 Class, Jasper High School

Radio Drama:

  1.   Nathaniel Bowers and Blake Miller, Elkhart Area Career Center
  2.   Kiyah Wiesenauer, Carmel High School
  3.   Jacob Inman, Carroll High School

Honorable Mention: Kionne Bybee, Franklin Central High School
Ava Collins, Reid Foster, Ethan Fritch, Adina Moss, Jasper High School

Radio Show:

  1.   Karlie Flanagan and Cora Shaw, Homestead High School
  2.   Elias Khoury and Brandt Buck, Franklin Central High School
  3.   Hannah Roberts and Adasia Wery, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

Honorable Mention: Zander Hetz, Nico Rodriguez, Cody Tharp, Charlestown High School
Kirsten Robinson, Zachary Jones, Maddie Massey, Crown Point High School

Radio News Anchor:

  1.   Elias Khoury, Franklin Central High School
  2.   Olivia Bianco, Crown Point High School
  3.   Carson Clymer, Homestead High School

Finalists: Armando Bracco, Crown Point High School
Rhianonna Adams, Walker Career Center
Ryan Dossey, Carmel High School

Radio Air Personality Finalists:

  1.   Sebastian Zieniewicz, Crown Point High School
  2.   Ella Carlson, Carmel High School
  3.   Connor Inskeep, Carmel High School

Finalists: Cesar Fernandez, Ben Davis High School
Dylan Wiley, Franklin Central High School
Jenna Milosh, Crown Point High School

Radio School of the Year:

Carmel High School

Radio School of the Year First Runner Up:

Homestead High School

Radio School of the Year Second Runner-Up:

Crown Point High School 

Television Copywriting:

  1.   Emily Olson, Martinsville High School
  2.   Hannah Johnson and Annabelle Cleary, Martinsville High School
  3.   Cody Larson, Franklin Central High School

Honorable Mention: Will Messmer, Jasper High School
Ethan Fragoso, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Television Spot Production:

  1.   Olivia Freeto and Ember Landers, Elkhart Area Career Center
  2.   Alex Almanza, South Bend Community School Corporation
  3.   Micah Rodrigues, Jeffersonville High School

Honorable Mention: Haley Baker, Victoria Metcalf, Elise Matney, Abby Studebaker, Connersville Senior High School
Jakob Innes, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Music Video:

  1.   Daisy Macias, Carroll High School
  2.   Arabella Brown and Callie Bowman, Brownsburg High School
  3.   Gabriel Reed, Prairie Heights High School

Honorable Mention: Zayne Spangler, Martinsville High School
Olivia Makar, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Video Magazine:

  1.   Homestead Media, Homestead High School
  2.   Alex Almanza, Cecilly Ball, Ryan Pandori, Bernado Malone, South Bend Community School Corporation
  3.   RTV 2 Class, Martinsville High School

Honorable Mention: Arabella Brown, Callie Bowman, Erin Raughter, Brownsburg High School
Video Production II Students, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Television Package:

  1.   Emily Olson, Martinsville High School
  2.   Ashton Hackman, Homestead High School
  3.   Jacob Inman and Brandon Hedges, Carroll High School

Honorable Mention: Andre Centlivre, Homestead High School
Logan Ozdyck and Olivia Makar, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Video In-Depth:

  1.   Kirsten Robinson and Zachary Jones, Crown Point High School
  2.   Colin Wood, Floyd Central High School
  3.   Gwennie Foley, Martinsville High School

Honorable Mention: JP Susantio and Daisy Macias, Carroll High School
Brad Bertola, Emma Hutchinson, Hannah Ramon, Lowell High School

Television School Newscast:

  1.   Staff of CPTV, Crown Point High School
  2.   Homestead Media, Homestead High School
  3.   CHS Today Staff, Connersville Senior High School

Honorable Mention: RTV2 Class, Carroll High School
RTV 2 Class, Martinsville High School

Live Event Broadcast:

  1.   Nathaniel Finch and Tyler Brunty, Western Boone Junior-Senior High School
  2.   Homestead Live Stream Team, Homestead High School
  3.   BHS-TV and Extended Play Studios, Brownsburg High School

Honorable Mention: Spartan Sports Network Staff / CHS Today Staff, Connersville Senior High School
Staff of CPTV Sports, Crown Point High School

Cinematography:

  1.   Derek Hockemeyer, Homestead High School
  2.   Baylee Schneider, Connersville Senior High School
  3.   Bryson Foxen and Quintin Leaf, Brownsburg High School

Honorable Mention: Zander Marcotte, Porter County Career and Technical Center
Alex Almanza, South Bend Community School Corporation

Photojournalism:

  1.   Alex Almanza, South Bend Community School Corporation
  2.   Zayne Spangler, Martinsville High School
  3.   Caleb Wood, Homestead High School

Honorable Mention: Olivia Ostler, Martinsville High School
Sarah Huth, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Corporate Video:

  1.   CPG-TV, Wawasee High School
  2.   Daisy Macias and JP Susantio, Carroll High School
  3.   Brendan Evans, Richmond High School

Honorable Mention: Lacie Boaz, Allison Hoffman, Zach Martin, Connersville Senior High School
Alex Almanza, South Bend Community School Corporation

Short Film:

  1.   Theonysios Kapsalis, Patrick Nusbaum, Ben Schwartz, Alec Parrish, J. Everett Light Career Center
  2.   John Megquier, Matt Kiszenia, RDN Staff, Lowell High School
  3.   Eli Buie, Whiteland Community High School

Honorable Mention: JP Susantio, Carroll High School
Ryan Snider, Wawasee High School

Video Show Open:

  1.   Colin Williams and Trent Eklund, Connersville Senior High School
  2.   Nathan Linville, Mason Mills, Landon Reed, Brownsburg High School
  3.   Sophia Ryckman, LaTerrian Harrison, Cole Martin, Connersville Senior High School

Honorable Mention: Jaeden Christner, Ben Davis High School
Justice Alwine, Prairie Heights High School

Sound Design:

  1.   Griffin Burge and Elijah Windle, J. Everett Light Career Center
  2.   Mariah Hamman and Mykaela Miller, Wawasee High School
  3.   Grace McCauley, Lowell High School

Honorable Mention: Tristan Taylor, Franklin Central High School
Kenzie Cline, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Animation:

  1.   Nicole Hay, J. Everett Light Career Center
  2.   Logan Smith, Warsaw Community High School
  3.   Danielle Boudreau, J. Everett Light Career Center

Honorable Mention: Anthony Compton, Dylan Williams, Logan Gibson, Ryan Wells, Impact Institute
Lindsey Foster, Whiteland Community High School

Television News Anchor:

  1.   Alex Almanza, South Bend Community School Corporation
  2.   Anna Chalker, Connersville Senior High School
  3.   Ashton Hackman, Homestead High School

Finalists: LaTerrian Harrison, Connersville Senior High School
Jenna Lane, Homestead High School
Brandon Hedges, Carroll High School 

Television School of the Year:

Homestead High School

Television School of the Year First Runner Up:

 Martinsville High School

Television School, of the Year Second Runner Up (Tie):

Everett Light Career Center
South Bend Community School Corporation

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
2020 Carmel High School Homestead High School