Four Selected as WVTV Students of the Month

AURORA, IL — Waubonsie Valley High School seniors Sarah Giffin, Liz McPherson, Rachel Minarick, and Kate Sonricker have been named WVTV’s Students of the Month for November 2013.

McPherson, Minarick, and Sonricker worked together to produce a feature story about Waubonsie’s Veterans Day Assembly in early November. The students drew appreciative and emotional responses from veterans, both current and retired, from all branches of the military.

Giffin helped to produce a feature story on WV Marketing’s trip to DisneyWorld. Giffin interviewed theme park staff, along with students and staff who organized and took part in the educational field trip, which gave a behind-the-scenes look at how Disney operates.

Both stories appeared on Episode 7 of Warrior Update, which tallied over 1,000 views on YouTube and Vimeo.

Sonricker, McPherson and Giffin have all been in the WVTV program for three years. After graduation, Sonricker will attend Ohio State University to pursue Psychology, McPherson will attend Western Illinois University to major in Special Education, and Giffin will attend College of DuPage to major in Education. Minarick has been in the program for two years and will be headed to Michigan State University to major in Kinesiology.

Students of the Month this year include:

September – Tyler Klimcak

October – Steven Harrison

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Brian Wiencek, (630) 375-3248, wvtv@ipsd.org

 

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WVHS 2013 Graduation DVDs on Sale Now

AURORA, IL — WVTV will be video recording WVHS’ 2013 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 26, at the NIU Convocation Center. The public can purchase DVDs of the event for $20 apiece. All proceeds from DVD sales will go toward WVTV for media equipment purchases and repairs.

The DVDs make a great gift or keepsake for graduates or family and friends who either are unable to attend the event, or would like to relive the memory.

People may pre-order DVDs by visiting wvhs.ipsd.org/wvtv. Print and fill out the form, and follow the mailing instructions on the form. Customers may also purchase DVDs at one of several WVTV tables in the lobby of the NIU Convocation Center on Graduation Day.

For more information on purchasing 2013 WVHS Graduation DVDs, call 630-375-3248 or e-mail wvtv@ipsd.org.

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Brian Wiencek, (630) 375-3248, wvtv@ipsd.org

 

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WVTV Wins at CTEC

ctecgroupNAPERVILLE, IL — Waubonsie Valley High School’s media program took home nine awards last Friday at the 2013 Chicagoland Television Educators Council Film Festival.

WVTV’s awards included one 2nd place finish in the Feature Story category, five 3rd place finishes in the PSA, News Program, Music Video, Movie Trailer and Commercial categories, and two honorable mentions in the Feature Story and Commercial categories.

The high point of the afternoon was the final category, in which Michael Nicholas and Cody Carlson won 1st place in the music video category for “What is Love,” a take-off from Will Ferrell’s “Night at the Roxbury.”

It was the fourth straight year that WVTV placed in the Music Video category and the fourth time in the last five years that “Warrior Update” placed in the News Program category.

Other student winners included seniors Dan Brown, Austin Johnson, and Melody Sanchez; juniors Alex Braxton, David Ashley, Brandon Au, Kevin Horwath, Maddie Hughes and Mitch Kroening; and sophomores Cassie Sanchez and Natalie Carvallo.

More than 40 high schools and 1,000 students participated in the annual festival that celebrates high school media programs from throughout the city and suburbs. To watch the winning videos, visit wvtvmedia.org.

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Brian Wiencek, (630) 375-3248, wvtv@ipsd.org

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Klimcak Named WVTV Student of the Month

AURORA, IL — Waubonsie Valley High School junior Tyler Klimcak has been named WVTV’s Student of the Month for January.

Klimcak made his reporting debut on the most recent episode of Warrior Update. In addition, Klimcak has filmed numerous events for WVTV, including wrestling, swimming, basketball and hockey. Klimcak also helped to produce WVTV streaming webcasts of Waubonsie Valley basketball games, which have drawn up to 1,000 viewers per event.

What’s more impressive is that Klimcak is in WVTV’s beginner-level course, Media Communication & Production I. Students of the Month this year include:

September – Austin Johnson

October – Bobby Kay, Christian Carvallo

November – Derek Schafer

December – Lindsey Schnell

 

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Brian Wiencek, (630) 375-3248, brian_wiencek@ipsd.org

 

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WVTV to Webcast Meet the Artist Concert

AURORA, IL — Waubonsie Valley Television will video webcast WV’s Meet the Artist concert this Thursday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Viewers can watch the concert on one of the following links:

www.waubonsiemedia.org

www.highschoolcube.com/event/waubonsie-valley-10th-annual-meet-the-artist-conce-303788

Sowah Mensah, Master Drummer, composer and conductor, is this year’s visiting artist, sponsored by the Indian Prairie Education Foundation.

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Waubonsie Football Webcast Gets Over 1,000 Hits

Waubonsie Football Webcast Gets Over 1,000 Hits

AURORA, IL — WVTV’s Friday night live streaming webcast of Waubonsie Valley’s football game against Metea Valley drew over 1,300 viewers on its High School Cube channel.

It’s the fourth game this year that WVTV & High School Cube have teamed up to webcast. Over 5,700 people logged in to watch Waubonsie’s game against Lake Park on September 14th, and over 3,000 people viewed the Warriors’ season opener against Naperville Central on August 24th.

The streaming video webcasts are completely student run by WVTV producers. One student provides the play-by-play audio, while other students perform duties such as camera operator, director, and media coordinator.

WVTV has streamed various school events in the past, including volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball and musical concerts.

The Warriors won Friday night’s game 41-14, and are headed to the IHSA playoffs, where they will host the Proviso West Panthers this weekend. WVTV will webcast this game live, as well. For more information on live streaming webcasts and archived webcasts, visit http://www.highschoolcube.com/profiles/wvtv.

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Brian Wiencek, (630) 375-3248, wvtv@ipsd.org, brian_wiencek@ipsd.org

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WVTV Wins at Chicagoland Film Fiestival

WVTV Wins at Chicagoland Film Festival

School tallies 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishes

NAPERVILLE, IL — The Waubonsie Valley High School media program earned three Top 3 awards last Friday at the Chicagoland Television Educators Council Film Festival at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville.

WVTV placed first in the news program category with its weekly video news magazine, “Warrior Update.” Senior Joe Kleckler finished second in the animation category with his Matchbox car stop-animation short, “Cars.” In the music video category, Kleckler teamed up with senior Zach Murman-Freer with “Open Your Eyes,” which finished third.

It was the third year in a row that WVTV placed in the music video category and the second time that it has placed in the news program and animation category. It’s also the first time Waubonsie Valley has won in the news program category and the third straight year that it has placed in the music video category.

“I was most proud of our news program winner because it’s a project that all of our students have worked on at one time or another this year,” said media teacher Brian Wiencek. “It’s really a team effort for students to put together a product like ‘Warrior Update’.”

The CTEC Film Festival is an annual competition which consists of over 30 high schools in the Chicagoland area that participate in categories such as documentary, comedy, drama, commercials, music videos and news. WVTV’s winning videos can be viewed at wvtvmedia.org. WVTV will host its annual film festival at Waubonsie Valley High School on Friday, May 18 at 7pm in the WVHS Auditorium.

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Brian Wiencek, (630) 375-3248, wvtv@ipsd.org

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