Members of Royse City High School’s video production class called RCTV recently competed in the Student Television Network National Competition in Anaheim, California on March 28-31. The competition attracted more than 3,000 video production students from around the country. RCHS’s Noah Welch and Lindsey Miller took 3 rd place for their movie trailer project called “Incognito”. The pair had six hours to film and edit their final project for the competition. Classmates Kyle Johnson and Jaren Rairdon served as actors in “Incognito”.

“I wasn’t expecting it at all,” said senior Noah Welch. “It was a huge surprise and felt amazing.”

Also on the honor, sophomore Lindsey Miller said, “I was shocked and wasn’t at all expecting it. This was a really fun experience.”

“The video is about a guy with super powers who changes places with anyone he touches,” said Steve Vaughn, teacher of the advanced video production group known as RCTV. “In the video, the main character changes clothes with anyone he touches. Really worked well in the video.”

Besides the movie trailer category, RCTV also competed in the Film Documentary, Talk Show, Commercial, and Convention Recap contests.

“Each day we would begin around 7 a.m. Students were given their contest prompts and they had six hours to compete their project,”added Vaughn. “In one contest we had turned in our project with just one minute to spare. If you miss the deadline, they will not accept your entry.”

This is the ninth time RCTV has attended the national video competition sponsored by the Student Television Network. They have won eight national awards over that time.

RCTV is an advanced video production class at Royse City High School. Students in the class produce a monthly news show which won the Best of the Southwest as part of a national contest.

ABOUT Student Television Network
STN was started in 1999 by a group of teachers who wanted to support and encourage scholastic broadcasting and to provide a forum for teachers to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from professionals in the industry. Over the past 18 years, STN has expanded to include film, media and other forms of communication taught in high schools and middle schools.