MIDDLETOWN -- The Middletown High School award-winning television club, Blue Tube, will be attending the National Student Television Network Convention in Los Angeles, Calif., March 7-10.
The club presents a morning news show each day at MHS featuring school announcements, news and sports.
The club is an outgrowth of the schools TV/Film Dept. which offers three courses in TV/video. Blue Tube has attended the convention in each of the past three years in Anaheim, Calif., Orlando, Fla. and Dallas, Tex.
In 2012, MHS finished third among 100 schools in the Sweet Sixteen Film Contest, one of 27 contests held at the convention.
Students will choose from over 80 workshops on every aspect of TV/video production.
"The contests encourage independent writing, reporting, shooting and editing," said teacher/adviser Lauren Pszczolkowski. "Additionally, students can attend training sessions and network with industry professionals to sharpen their writing, editing and production skills."
The club is currently fundraising for the trip and businesses or individuals who would like to help are asked to contact Pszczolkowski at Pszczolkowskil@mpsct.org.
Businesses can purchase ads that will run on Blue Tube each morning for the remainder of the school year and be seen by the more than 1,400 students and staff,
The club's officers are President Dustin Luangkhot, Vice-president Gina Jarzabek and Treasurer Nicholas Fullam.
Members include Samuel Lamaine, Stefan Frisk, Abigail D'Onofrio, Timothy Tozier, Brandon Martinez, Ky'lan Cyr, Shahan Bukhari, Andrew Mierzejewski, Daniel Salisbury, Van Uk and Umberto Spada.