Royse City High School broadcasting students recently traveled to Anaheim, California for the third annual Student Television Network convention. This was the first time students from Royse City High School attended the convention and competed in contests at the event.

Junior MacKenzie Maxwell won honorable mention in the Collaborative

Commercial category. MacKinzie teamed with students from Palo Verde High School and Orange County Junior High to win the award. Students were given four hours to produce a 30-second commercial about STN. Their finished product was shown at the closing ceremonies for the convention.

“It was so much fun to win the award,” said Maxwell who is a junior and co-anchor of the bi-weekly RCTV broadcast at the high school. “It was great to meet and work with students from other schools.”

More than 2500 students from across the nation gathered to enhance their broadcasting skills and learn from industry professionals at the event. Students got the chance to hear from Les Rose with CBS and a producer with ESPN.

“This was our first year to take students and compete at this event and I’m pleased with what these students accomplished,” said Steve Vaughn, RCHS broadcasting teacher.

Other RCHS students competing included Quinton Thomas and Jule Grimm, “Tell the Story”; Brittany Miller, Anchoring; and Tyler Quiett competed in TV Graphics. Kalynn Rose, Lindzi Shanks, Adrienne Montgomery and Erika Darby competed in the Music Video competition. The team was given six hours to shoot and edit their final video production which can be seen on the internet at

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