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Butler Community College broadcast students earn most awards of state two-year colleges

Butler broadcast students stand together for a group photo.
Published: Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Butler students receive 14 awards in Kansas Association of Broadcasters contest

EL DORADO, Kan. – On March 16th, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters announced the results of the 2020 KAB Student Award competition. In Kansas, all two-year and four-year programs compete against each other. Nine Butler students received five first place, five second place and four honorable mention awards. First and second place winners receive a custom plaque, while those receiving an honorable mention will take home certificates. 

Over the 23 years the KAB has sponsored a student production competition, Butler has received nearly 100 first place awards, more than 70 second place awards and more than 90 honorable mentions for a total of 265 awards. 2020 marks the fourth year in a row Butler has received more honors than any other two-year program in the state.

According to Keith West, Butler radio general manager and television advisor, “I’m very proud of all of our students in the mass communications program. Their practical skills consistently earn high awards that translate into jobs in the industry. Our success in the Research Paper categories against four-year universities proves Butler is a winner in academics as well.”

The following Butler students received awards, with first and second place winners receiving a custom plaque, and honorable mentions receiving certificates:

  • Austin Ashcraft – Valley Center High School (Wichita, Kansas)
    • First Place – Undergraduate Radio – Complete Newscast < 3 Days/Week “Butler News Update 1-31-20”

 

  • Deanna Bonn (El Dorado, Kansas)
    • First Place – Undergraduate Radio – Station Promotional Announcement “EldoRADIO”
    • First Place – Undergraduate Radio – Public Affairs Program “EldoRADIO – IPS/Government Day”
    • First Place – Undergraduate Radio – DJ Personality “EldoRADIO”
    • First Place – Undergraduate TV – Research Paper “Multimedia Journalists”
    • Second Place – Undergraduate Radio – Promotional Audio “Let’s Go Full STEAM Ahead
    • Second Place – Undergraduate TV – News Anchor “Deanna Bonn”
    • Second Place – Undergraduate TV – Documentary “Est. 1919”

 

  • Adam Fernz – Augusta High School (Augusta, Kansas)
    • First Place – Undergraduate Radio – Complete Newscast < 3 Days/Week “Butler News Update 1-31-20”

 

  • Anthony Gorges – Garden Plain High School (Mount Hope, Kansas)
    • Honorable Mention – Undergraduate Radio – Research Paper “Kevin Harlan”

 

  • Wesley Hager – Valley Center High School (Sedgwick, Kansas)
    • Honorable Mention – Undergraduate Radio – Complete Sports Feature “Wyatt Thompson”

 

  • Bryce Hirayama – Clovis North High School (Fresno, California)
    • Honorable Mention – Undergraduate Radio – Complete Sports Feature “Wyatt Thompson”
    • Honorable Mention – Undergraduate Radio – Sports Play-By-Play “Midwest Classic Bowl”

 

  • Adelyn Hobbs – Home School (Bel Aire, Kansas)
    • Second Place – Undergraduate Radio – Research Paper “Mass Communications in WWII”

 

  • Jordon Plowman – Wichita East High School (Wichita, Kansas)
    • Honorable Mention – Undergraduate TV – Research Paper “Gordon Parks’ Trail Through Change”

 

  • Madeline Reida – Goessel High School (Goessel, Kansas)
    • Second Place – Undergraduate TV – Research Paper “Box Office Bombs”