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Several students from MBC were honored for their winning video submissions in the 2023 Student Television Network Fall Nationals competition. (Photos by Manhasset Public Schools)

Manhasset Board Of Education Celebrates Broadcasting Students

The Manhasset Public Schools Board of Education gathered for its regular meeting on March 7. At the start of the meeting, members of the Manhasset Secondary School’s broadcast journalism program, Manhasset Broadcasting Company (MBC), were spotlighted for their outstanding achievements.
MBC adviser Dr. Matthew Coleman spoke about how the program has grown, with students producing more content than ever before. This year, the students developed a strong online media presence, formed a graphics division of MBC to improve their visuals and recently created a live show, ‘SET at Night, which was a first for the school. In addition, MBC developed a new division, MBC TV. This division shares content with North Shore TV, the local public access television channel through Great Neck and Manhasset.
Dr. Coleman, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gaurav Passi and the Manhasset Board of Education praised Helen Murphy, MBC news director; Sara Strassberg, MBC creative director and Lily Westfall, MBC executive producer, for their leadership this year.
In addition, Dr. Coleman shared that MBC was honored in the 2023 Student Television Network Fall Nationals competition where Manhasset students won two awards for the first time. MBC students Vincent Amato and Sara Strassberg were recognized by the board for receiving third place in the Best News Story category. Amato was also recognized along with Jackson Daly, George Hogan, Nicolas Katsoulis and Alexia Mellis for taking home third place in the Best Arts, Entertainment and Culture Feature Story category.
“What I am most proud of is this is more than an achievement,” Dr. Rebecca Chowske, director of English, reading and libraries, said. “It’s representing our students’ deep and meaningful focus on learning and applying that to skills on a national level.”
The Manhasset Public Schools congratulates the entire MBC team on their well-deserved success.
—Submitted by Manhasset Public Schools

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