S'Park Media Mentor Award

2011 Award Winners

Christopher Schwalm Christopher Schwalm
Cedar Crest High School, Lebanon, PA

Christopher Schwalm teaches at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Schwalm created the broadcast video program 11 years ago and is currently offering multiple levels of broadcast journalism courses, which produce the morning news program, C.C.H.S. Today, and a monthly cable program, Cedar Crest News Network. Schwalm also advises independent studies for students in film production. Underneath Schwalm’s direction, students have won recognition for their submissions to the CBS “Max Preps” National Sports Feature. His students have also been recognized for their submissions to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) including awards for the Northeastern Regional News Story in 2010, the Northeastern Regional Sports Story in 2010, the Northeastern Regional News Story in 2011, the Northeastern Regional Feature Story in 2011, and the Northeastern Regional Photography in 2011.

Schwalm holds the honor of being the first place recipient for the Student Television Network National Advisers Video Production Award. He has attended JPRA graduate classes at Temple University and recently obtained a Master’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University in Education Technology.

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