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WFTK Takes Hardware at BASH

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The broadcast television students of East Islip High School’s WFTK participated in the annual Broadcast Awards for Senior High, hosted by Stony Brook University on April 28. More than 20 high schools from Nassau and Suffolk counties participated in this year’s competition, the first in-person BASH since 2019.

Founded by Southold High School in 2017, BASH celebrates the best of Long Island high school video production and broadcast journalism. Westhampton Beach served as emcees of the 2022 BASH, which was sponsored by Newsday and the Stony Brook School of Communication and Journalism.

BASH received nearly 100 submissions to the 2022 “Best of … Contest,” with entries were judged by Lead Stories multimedia journalist Rosemary An, “Today Show” producer Brandon Baiden, WJRT multimedia journalist Rachael Eyler, Cheddar News senior producer Frank Posillico, freelance cinematographer and New York City police officer Joseph Ryder, and sports reporter and Stony Brook University instructor Jamie Stuart. East Islip’s WFTK team captured second place for Best Sports package and third place for both “Best Opening Segment” and “Best Public Service Announcement.” 

“It was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun creating the videos for our news channel,” WFTK team member Jason Vetrano said. “We are going to be ready for next year and bring home first place.”

“I am so proud of the team and their amazing efforts in this year’s BASH awards,” teacher Bill Lackner said. “It was a great experience for each student to see what other schools are capable of, as well.”

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Date Added: 5/10/2022


Thursday, June 30, 2022