Fourteen students from Middletown High School were chosen to attend a prestigous national convention for students taking television and video courses and placed third in the convention's movie competition.
The students are:
Grade 12: Andrew Carignan, Jessica Daniels, Auroba Halim, Lauren Sitz, Nick Torres, Kyle Breton, Ally Rusowicz, Britney Ciesolka, Jon Rafala, Shane Hewitt, Marcus Alcindor and Alex Dykas.
Grade 11: Dustin Luangkhot 11, Abbey D'Onofrio.
Lauren Pszczolkowski is the teacher/advisor and Matthew Pytlik, chaperone
's BlueTube Television/Film students recently returned from the 2012 National Student Television Network Convention in Dallas, TX, where students attended seminars and exhibits with professionals from the television and film industry, participated in contests and had the opportunity to meet peers from across the country.
BlueTube Students participated in Music Video, Commentary, Anchoring, and Short Story competitions as well as the "Sweet Sixteen," which is the big film competition. In the Sweet Sixteen, schools were given a prop (this year a lasso), a movie title ("The Magic Lasso") and 16 hours to write, film, and edit a short movie.
Bluetube placed third in the Sweet Sixteen competition. Middletown High students competed against more than 1,900 students from around the country and more than 100 entries.
Exhibitors at the convention included colleges and universities from across the United States, equipment professionals and professionals from the film and TV industry.
Seminars included Writing for TV, Music and Copyrights, Interviews & Techniques, and The Art of Producing Public Service Announcements. This year's keynote speaker was Martin Savadge from CNN.