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Awards

 

Here are some of the awards The Flash Staff has won.

 

2017

MIPA

Fraser Newspaper, Yearbook, and Broadcast entered in News Writing, Video, New Media, and Photography. Fraser Journalists brought home 8 awards.

Digital Media

Audio Podcast – Aron Geml, Joseph Arnold, Eric Higgins, and Brian Aldaer – 2nd Place

Social Media Coverage – SamanthA Nork – Honorable Mention

Photo Story- Samantha Nork – Honorable Mention

Video Journalism

Field Reporter – Samantha Nork, Mackenzie Tolitsky, and Anyssa Ochoa – FIRST PLACE

News Story – Keenan Penn II, Bella Crook, & Austin White – 2nd Place

 

News Writing

Human Interest Feature – Olivia King – Honorable Mention

Photography

News Feature Photo – Shelley Sawyer – FIRST PLACE

News Feature Photo – Samantha Nork – Honorable Mention

 

DAFT Film Fest

7 students worked together to submit a total of 5 entries into the DAFT Film Festival.

 

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NCTE Lit Mag 
 The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has recognized our school’s literary magazine, The Welkin, in the 2017 NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. 

The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Honor Roll of Student Journalists honors students who have worked on an NSPA member publication for two or more years and have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale. NSPA also awards one or more Honor Roll Scholarships annually to graduating seniors inducted into the Honor Roll. There are 1099 honorees from across the country and only 8 from Michigan. Representing Fraser High School is Samantha Nork. 

2016

Orchard Lake Film Festival

The first year Fraser entered the festival. We took two awards in the news category.

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First Place – News Story – “Mettle Metal”

Third Place – News Story – “The Gender?”

 

GLFF Awards 2016

 

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This year we entered 23 productions for consideration.

Michigan Association of Broadcasters – Michigan Student Broadcast Awards were announced and FHSTheFlash Broadcasters brought home an arm full of awards. Taking 2nd place for our Newscast. Ramblers are ranked #2 for the entire state of Michigan for our Fraser Today broadcast.

SECOND – Fraser Today Semester 1, Keenan Penn II, Isabella Crook, Briana Mulkeran, and Samantha Nork

SECOND – The Monster Behind The Screen, Samantha Nork, and Mackenzie Tolitsky

HONORABLE MENTION – Luke gets a bike, Isabella Crook

Results for these awards can be seen on the MAB website.http://michmab.com/MABF/MichiganStudentBroadcastAwards/2016StudentAwardWinners/#STUDENT

Here is the Fraser Today winning video: https://vimeo.com/154583791

MIPA

Thirty five entries were submitted to MIPA this year in News Writing, Video, New Media, and Photography. Fraser Journalists brought home 18 awards and for the first time since 2001 THE SPARTAN award for this website.

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Digital Media

Photo Slide Show – Lauren Flores & Olivia King – FIRST PLACE

Video Podcast – Bella Crook & Sam Nork – 3rd Place

Photo Slide Show Aron Geml – Honorable Mention

New Audio Feature – Jessica Wakefield & Katrina Sanchez – Honorable Mention

Video Journalism

Field Reporter – Shannon Stover – FIRST PLACE

News Story – Keenan Penn II, Bella Crook, & Austin White – 2nd Place

Studio Talent – Bella Crook – 3rd Place

PSA – Nathan Weipert – 3rd Place

PSA – Destinee Hezlep & Makayla Jacklin – Honorable Mention

PSA – Mackenzie Tolitsky & Sam Nork – Honorable Mention

News Anchor – Shannon Stover – Honorable Mention

News Story – Keenan Penn II – Honorable Mention

Feature Story – Mackenzie Tolitsky & Samantah Nork – Honorable Mention

Documentary – Bella Crook – Honorable Mention

News Writing

Sports Columnists – Devon Schwarze – 2nd Place

Review – Angel Bacol – Honorable Mention

Photography

News Feature Photo – Jessica Kloski – Honorable Mention

Video Production

Graphics – Aalyiah Holt – Honorable Mention

 

DAFT Film Fest

Fifteen students worked together to submit a total of 9 entries into the DAFT Film Festival.

This year for the very first time we were awarded “Best of Show”

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Three submission were entered this year.

A total of 652 entries from around the country were narrowed down to the “State Farm Top 60”

Nathan Weipert was selected as part of those top videos.

 

The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Honor Roll of Student Journalists honors students who have worked on an NSPA member publication for two or more years and have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale. This year representing Fraser High School- Angel Bacol

2015


MAB 2015

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The Michigan Association of Broadcasters announced the winners of the 2015 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards. This year seven students from Fraser High School have received awards and will be honored at the Great Lakes Broadcast Conference in March.

FEATURE NEWS:

SECOND PLACE – “You Drive Like a Girl,” John Lowen, Nick Stanzolia, Jacob Claes.

HONORABLE MENTION – Captive Breeding, Joe Pokorney, John Lowen, David Chapman

DAILY NEWSCAST:

HONORABLE MENTION – Fraser Today Semester 1, Alyssa  Flanagan, Joe Pokorney, Keenan Penn, John Lowen.

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MIPA
Awards from MIPA 2015:
Video
Nick Stanzolia – “Football Weekly Wrap-Up” – Sports News – 2nd Place
Broadcast Staff – “You Drive Like a Girl” – Personality Profile – 3rd Place
Alyssa Flanagan – Anchor – News Talent – Honorable Mention
Joe Porkorney – Field Reporter – News Talent – Honorable Mention
Broadcast Staff – “Minimum Wage” – News Story – Honorable Mention
Bella Crook & Austin White – “Veteran’s Day” – Documentary – Honorable Mention
Broadcast Staff – “Poetry & Student Expression” – Feature Story – Honorable Mention
Digital Media 
Nick Stanzolia & Troy McInnis – “Football Season Wrap-Up” – Video Podcast – 3rd Place
News Writing
Angelica Bacol – “Early College” – Informative Feature – Honorable Mention
Scholastic art and writing 
Laurel Kraus earned an award of Gold Key for New Government Requirements: A Must or Bust? 

Amy Weed earned three Silver Keys for Vapor Trails of Trouble and Taylor Swift 1989: Album Review in Journalistic writing and for I’ll Try in the short story categoryOnly 10-15% of all regional submissions are given this level of recognition.

 DAFT Film Fest
2015 Award of Excellence
Andrew Sokolowski – Fraser High School Trailer
2015 Honorable Mention
David Chapman, Andrew Sokolowski, Vince Dionne – Wonderful Wish Granting Cellphone
Alyssa Flanagan, Keenan Penn, Joe Pokorney, Austin White, Bella Crook, Corey Webster – Fraser Today, Semester 1
Austin White, Bella Crook – Veteran’s Day
Nick Stanzolia – Fraser Football Weekly Wrap-Up

2014

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Starria Coppins, graduate of Fraser HS in Michigan, received the Richard P. Johns Scholarship through Quill and Scroll to attend Michigan State University-Lansing.

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MAB 2014

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Courtney at the award ceremony in Lansing for her winning PSA.
Photo Credit: Mrs. Winnie

 

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters announced the winners of the 2014 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards. Out of 578 entries this year five students from Fraser High School have received awards and will be honored at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo in March.

In the High School Television division and Public Service Announcement category Courtney Winnie and Gage Daldine received an honorable mention for their “Alcohol Gets In The Way” video.  In the Hard News category Andrew Sokolowski, Jason Hartless, and Jeana Gondek are also awarded an Honorable Mention for the “Gum Story”. That report was created by that team for Fraser High School Broadcast Journalism’s work with the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.

All the names of all the winners can be found on the MichMAB.com Website.http://michmab.com/MABF/MichiganStudentBroadcastAwards/2014StudentAwardWinners

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We have been informed by the Board of Governors of the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Education Committee that two students from Fraser High School are 2014 student award recipients of a Michigan High School Student Television Awards for Excellence.  Other students have received Honorable Mentions.
Fraser High School received its award for the entry in the Public Service Announcement category for the piece called No Second Chances. The PSA was created by Andrew Sokolowski with the help of David Chapman and original music created here at Fraser High School by Paul Cusumano.
The award, “Pillar for Excellence” has been presented to FHS, and the students involved in the production received certificates. Courtney Winnie receives an “Honorable Mention” for a PSA she created, and Joe Pokorney for his edit of a “News General Assignment” piece created for the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. Andrew Sokolowski will also get an “Honorable Mention” for his editing work.

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From the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association for 2014

VIDEO

First Place – Andrew Sokolowski – Documentary

First Place – Andrew Sokolowski & David Chapman – PSA

Honorable Mention – Courtney Winnie & Gage Daldine – PSA

Honorable Mention – Andrew Sokolowski – Short Film (Fiction)

DIGITAL MEDIA

First Place – The Flash Staff – Social Media Coverage

Honorable Mention – Starria Coppins – Blog

NEWS WRITING

Honorable Mention – Amy Weed – Sports News Story

Honorable Mention – Savanna Di Stefano – Human Interest Feature

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Andrew Sokolowski selected as an Reporting Lab All-Star 2014

 

Andrew Sokolowski ('14) met PBS NewsHour Anchor Gwen Ifill during his trip with Mr. Flanagan to Washington D.C. to take part in the PBS NewHour Student Reporting Labs Bootcamp 2014.

Andrew Sokolowski (’14) met PBS NewsHour Anchor Gwen Ifill during his trip with Mr. Flanagan to Washington D.C. to take part in the PBS NewHour Student Reporting Labs Bootcamp 2014.

Andrew was one of 11 students nation wide that was selected to be in D.C. for this opportunity and was able to visit the White House and interview Colonel Parker one of Michelle Obama's staffers. All 11 All-Stars also received iPad Minis from the NewsHour.

Andrew was one of 11 students nation wide that was selected to be in D.C. for this opportunity and was able to visit the White House and interview Colonel Parker one of Michelle Obama’s staffers. All 11 All-Stars also received iPad Minis from the NewsHour.

All-Star White House Visit from Student Reporting Labs on Vimeo.

Scholastic art and writing
 
Savanna Di Stefano earned an award of Silver Key for Story Of A Cook And Her Friends.
Only 10-15% of all regional submissions are given this level of recognition.
NCTE Lit Mag 
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has recognized our school’s literary magazine, The Welkin, in the 2014 NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. 

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Out of almost 500 entries nation wide two videos from Fraser Students made the Top 60 in the Courageous Persuaders Competition. These 60 videos and students now compete for over $17,000 in awards and scholarships. The prizes will be given out at a red carpet hollywood style awards celebration in May.
The Courageous Persuaders review panel has named the commercials, Alcohol Gets in the Way, and  No Second Chances as two of the Top 60 Finalists that will next be judged by volunteer middle school students, who will choose the commercials they feel have the most persuasive message about the dangers of underage drinking.
 
See the  videos here:
Alcohol Gets in the Way by
Courtney Winnie
Gage Daldine
 
No Second Chances by
Andrew Sokolowski
David Chapman
original score by Paul Cusumano

Actors: John Lowen, Alison Budzyn, and 

FOX2 anchor Huel Perkins, Kyle Rineer, David Chapman, Andrew Sokolowski, and Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

FOX2 anchor Huel Perkins, Kyle Rineer, David Chapman, Andrew Sokolowski, and Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

 

David Chapman, Andrew Sokolowski, Kyle Reineer, and Mr. Flanagan celebrate the win with Courageous Persuaders.

David Chapman, Andrew Sokolowski, Kyle Reineer, and Mr. Flanagan celebrate the win with Courageous Persuaders.

 

 

2013

NCTE Lit Mag The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has recognized our school’s literary magazine, The Welkin, in the 2013 NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. FHS is one of only ten high schools from Michigan to make the list.

Welkin 2013 Cover

 

 

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We have been informed by the Board of Governors of the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Education Committee that two students from Fraser High School are 2013 student award recipients of three of the Michigan High School Student Television Awards for Excellence.  Two other students have received Honorable Mentions.
These awards are intended to be an incentive for the pursuit of excellence in television production and to focus public attention on outstanding achievements in television produced by high school students. Fraser High School received its awards for the entries in the categories: News Story: Jason Hartless, Audio Editing: Jason Hartless, Direction: Andrew Sokolowski.
The award, “Pillar for Excellence” has been presented to FHS, and the students involved in the production received certificates. Kyle Lesher  and Jeana Gondek also received certificates for “Honorable Mentions”. 

FHS EMMYS 2013

 

 

MIPA

From the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association for 2013 in the New Media Division Fraser took First Place for “Follow-Up News Coverage” it was Josie Morenski’s story. In the “Podcast (video)” category Lucas Teske won twice for two different reports, taking Second and Third Place. With “Breaking News Coverage” Megan Neely received a Third Place award for a story on one of the Jimmy Hoffa possible burial sites that exploded in the news this year.

In the Individual Journalism Division Lauren Carbonara won Third Place for her News Brief. Jared Harris received an Honorable Mention for his News Brief.

In the Video Division for we took First Place for an “Environmental or Science Story”by Andrew Sokolwski, Vince Dionne, Alex Hardy, and David Chapman.  Andrew Sokolowski and Vince Dionne along with Ivan Ayala this time took Second Place for their “Short Feature – Fiction”. Joe Pokorney and Jason Hartless won Third Place for their “PSA”, and Andrew Sokolowski took an Honorable Mention. Another Honorable Mention for Jason Hartless for his “Feature Story”.

 

IYSFF

Andrew Sokolowski’s silent film “Color Shift” was featured in the midwest finals of the IYSFF and came in Fourth Place.

 

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Andrew Sokolowski and David Chapman’s PSA made it to the top 60 entries. Students were honored at a special celebration hosted by Huel Perkins of Fox2 News Detroit and other local dignitaries.

 

DAFT Film Fest

Andrew Sokolowski, Vince Dionne, and De’Ante Williams received an “Award Of Excellence” for the short film Unforeseen Occurrence from DAFT through the Detroit Institute of Arts. They were part of the 2013 Michigan Student Film & Video Festival.

 

2012

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We have just been informed by the Board of Governors of the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Education Committee that two teams from Fraser High School are 2012 student award recipients of the Michigan High School Student Television Awards for Excellence.

These awards are intended to be an incentive for the pursuit of excellence in television production and to focus public attention on outstanding achievements in television produced by high school students.  Fraser High School will receive its awards for the entries in the categories: Long Form Fiction entitled: “Reset” and News Story – Serious News “Dropout Rates Investigation”
 
“Reset”
Andrew Sokolowski
Noah Hall
Vince Dionne
 
“Dropout Rates Investigation”
David Corbat
Jason Hartless
Michael Hallberg
Joseph Pokorney
Michael Adamo
Award winners being recognized at a FPS board meeting. Front Row: Mike Hallberg, David Corbat, Andrew Sokolowski. Standing: Mike Adamo, Jason Hartless, Borad Member Gerry Gauthier, Adviser Jamie Flanagan, Joe Pokorney, Vince Dionne.

Award winners being recognized at a FPS board meeting. Front Row: Mike Hallberg, David Corbat, Andrew Sokolowski. Standing: Mike Adamo, Jason Hartless, Borad Member Gerry Gauthier, Adviser Jamie Flanagan, Joe Pokorney, Vince Dionne.

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Edward J. Nell Scholarship recipient David Corbat will attend Grand Valley State University.

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2011

2nd place Macomb County Lip Dub Challenge
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2010

NCTE Lit Mag

 The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has recognized our school’s literary magazine, The Welkin, in the 2010 NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. FHS received an “Excellent”rating. 

MIPA

 

 

 

Emily Daubenspeck – Third Place & Honorable Mention – Advertising Layout

Aleshea Groce – Honorable Mention – Review

Allycia Barozzini – Third Place – News/Feature Photo

 

2007

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Kyle Snarski & Jason Barber – First Place – Comic Strip

The Flash Staff – First Place – Professionally Published Page

Kirsten Schatow – Third Place – Portrait

Kyle Snarski – Third Place – Feature Column

Aaron Hamel – Honorable Mention – Review

2001

MIPA – Newspaper Spartan – The Flash
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2000

Quill & Scroll – International First Place Award – The Flash
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1999

MIPA – Newspaper Spartan – The Flash
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