Logan High School’s student-lead broadcasting team, WLHS-TV, will be published in this year’s publication of The West Virginia State Journal’s “55 Good Things About West Virginia.”
For the project, State Journal has chosen one standout thing about each of West Virginia’s 55 counties: 55 people, places, businesses, traditions and events that make the Mountain State a special place to live. “55 Good Things about West Virginia” examines the people with ties to our state who find success on the national stage as musicians, artisans and athletes. It highlights the traditions that make us special and focuses on the organizations that make us better. It places a spotlight on West Virginians who bring comfort to the needy, help those with disabilities and instill a love of art in children.
Last year, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. was chosen to represent Logan County in “55 Good Things about West Virginia” issue.
However, this is not the only time the school’s broadcasting team has been honored over the past year. WLHS-TV won best high school broadcasting program at United High School Media Day, won the Media Challenge event at the same competition, was honored for an outstanding website and won first place news broadcast at Marshall University’s SCORES competition.
The group was comprised of many outstanding individuals including: Dylan Vidovich, a graduate from LHS who spent three years with the program and received a scholarship as a result from his broadcasting wins at Marshall University’s SCORES competition; Shana Nelson, who was crowned this year’s Miss W.Va. Teen Idol and is also an anchor on WLHS-TV; and Sara Browning who will be a junior in the Fall has recently been named anchor for 2014-15.
“This is a huge honor for our students,” LHS teacher Bill France said. “My students go above and beyond putting together these broadcasts. It’s nice that someone recognizes that effort.”
This year, France will also be teaching a Journalism class at the school.
“I will be able to focus on the fundamentals of reporting,” France said. “It will also give more students an opportunity to be involved in school’s TV station.”