SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - Sixteen Southern students recently attended the Student Television Network Convention and Competition held March 28-31 in Seattle Washington.  The convention that attended by over 3000 students from around the world gathered to learn and compete in timed contests over the three-day period.

The Southern team pictured above placed second in the Short Story contest, third in Social Media Story and received an honorable mention in the highly coveted Music Video Contest.  In each of the contests, the student received a prompt and the had a limited time to write, film and edit the project.  Meeting the deadline and submitting the projects were met by cheers and support from the many schools who gathered to root on the young filmmakers.

The trip that was funded primarily by the students and families, also received support from the Southern Home and School Association, The Southern Regional Education Foundation, The Lorenzi Fund, Stafford and Long Beach Island PBA locals as well as local support from those buying candy and t-shirts to help offset the cost of the trip.

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The Students are looking forward to next year’s convention to be held in Washington DC, March 12-15, 2020.

Top Row:  Ethan Rechenberg, Ryan Dale, Justin Mendez, Gus Romano, Emily Gellis, John Mastenrea, Katie Koller, Breanne Robinson
Middle Row:  Alexa Dringus, Meg Hensinger, Jimmy McCabe, Noah Wasacz, Gianna Miranda, Maggie Brummer

Bottom Row: Louis De Vita