During the last week of March 2017, thirteen students from the “Wired” News Program at Nease High School traveled to California to compete in the Student Television Network National Competition and came in 1st place in the Morning News Competition!!!
With the prompt “The Non-Disney Side of Anaheim” the students broke into 4 groups and took to the streets to find stories that didn’t revolve around the huge Disney resort in Anaheim. For their lead news story, Tyler Moilanen interviewed local business owners to discuss the economic impact of conventions on the local community. Across town, Emily Ducote pitched a story on the Anaheim Angels spring training with the stadium in the backdrop. To wrap up the newscast, Aubrey Deitch covered the beginnings of Anaheim at the Historic Mother Colony House. The main anchors, Taylor Wilson and TJ Tomkunas, brought the whole show together with great energy from in front of the bustling Convention Center.