Two MIHS Students Receive Telly Awards Which Honor Broadcast Excellence
Mercer Island, WA, May 25, 2023 – Mercer Island High School’s Media Technology, Filmmaking, and Storytelling Class announced today that two student works have been named Best Student Works in the record breaking 44th Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, production companies and including Adobe, BBC World Service, Netflix, Dow Jones, Complex Networks, Jennifer Garner, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, Nickelodeon, National Geographic Society, ESPN Films, RYOT, Partizan and Vimeo.
“The caliber of the work this season coming from creators such as Jonathan and Sophia truly has reflected the theme of breaking out and standing out,” said Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “Our industry is experimenting with new technologies like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world’s most pressing issues, and companies big and small are turning to more sustainable practices to break the cycle of past production processes.”
“Today’s winners’ announcement caps a re-introduction of media technology and filmmaking at Mercer Island High School and celebrates creators and talent who truly stand out during a time when the ubiquity of screens brings more clutter than quality into our lives,” said their teacher, Michael Ketchum.
“Jonathan and Sophia, as well as the rest of the class, are the creators and innovators who spotlight diverse voices, who are building a more sustainable industry, and who break through the static with their creativity. I couldn’t be prouder of these two, and the future is bright for these two and filmmaking at MIHS!”
This was a record-breaking year with nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video and television content producers such as Airbnb, Audible, BET Networks/BET Digital, BritBox, Disney, FEMA, Gaumont, Golden State Warriors, MediaMonks, NASA, National Geographic Society, Netflix, Paramount, PBS Digital Studios and more.
Both students submitted their work in the Non-Broadcast General Student category, which is a category limited to the work of people currently enrolled in academic programs. Aggar and Chew were one of two high school winners in each of the Silver and Bronze categories.
The MIHS Computer Repair Club is running a used technology donation drive on Saturday, December 9th from 1pm-4 pm at Mercer Island High School.
In October and November students at Crest Learning Center have been doing a multi-modal examination of Asian American experiences and history in the United States.
The student broadcasters at Mercer Island High School’s radio station, KMIH 88.9 The Bridge, have come away with three top honors at the annual John Drury Broadcasting Awards in Chicago.
On Monday, the Marching Band will appear on the Today Show on NBC. The band’s appearance on the Today Show will highlight their participation and performance in the parade. The Today Show can be seen on KING 5 starting at 7am. While exact times the band will be on are subject to change, it is anticipated the band segments on the Today Show will be at 8:30am and 8:52am.
FOX 13 Seattle shows Good Day Seattle and Studio 13 Live highlighted Mercer Island High School students, classes, and programs this morning with live segments on their shows.