2011 Award Winners
|Central High School, Springfield, MO|
Nichole Lemmon teaches at Central High School in Springfield, Missouri. Lemmon currently offers courses in broadcast media production and advises Central Intelligence (C.I.) a student-produced, bi-weekly, television production program. Central Intelligence, underneath Lemmon’s direction, has won multiple awards including two National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker awards in 2009 and 2010; the program has been nominated for three other Pacemakers. Over the past three years C.I. has won 18 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Emmys High School awards including Best Overall Show in 2011. C.I. was named "Best of Show" at the NSPA national fall convention in 2009 and 2010, and over the past seven years C.I. staffers have earned more than 100 individual story awards from NSPA, the Journalism Education Association and Student Television Network, making Central Intelligence the most honored high school student-produced show in the country.
Lemmon is a graduate of Drury University with a Master’s degree in Secondary Education. She is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Emmy board and the chairperson for the Springfield Public Schools High School Communication Arts Curriculum Development Committee. In 2010, she was named one of 417 Magazine's 20 Under 30.