The Tennessee High School Press Association held its annual award ceremony last month with high schools being represented from across the state, and Mt. Juliet High School came away with several awards.
The THSPA recognizes the best in high school journalism, including newspaper, yearbook, web design, and broadcasting. Mt. Juliet High School’s broadcasting classes, known to students as WBNN, was well represented at the award ceremony held at Lipscomb University.
For the individual awards, Becky Braswell, Chandley Gaines, Paige Holness and Nathaly Vega won second place for best lip dub video. Cole Carroll won second place in the state for best videographer for his work on Word of the Day videos and for a video he created for the fall theatre performance. Bonny Baker, Cole Carroll, Connor Flippo and Chandler Ghumm won second place for best commercial for a commercial they created for a local State Farm insurance agent.
For the overall awards, WBNN won third place for best sports news, second place for best overall high school television station, and first place for best news magazine for producing the best high school news program in the state of Tennessee.
WBNN broadcasts their news daily to Mt. Juliet and West Wilson County residents on Comcast and TDS channel 9.
The news and other promotional videos are also available for viewing on the web by visiting www.mjhsbnn.com/wbnn.