OHS broadcast named National Pacemaker finalist.

For the second year in a row, the OHS Broadcast classes’ Channel 97 News has been named a Pacemaker Finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association. This is the highest award a scholastic publication can receive. Last year, they actually won the award, and this year they are hoping for a repeat.

“I hope we win,” said Sam Nelms (OHS graduate of 2013). “It makes the editing all- nighters worth it.”

OHS is one of only eight schools in the nation to be named a Broadcast Pacemaker Finalist, and Channel 97 News was one of just two entries to earn this recognition in the Monthly Broadcast category.

The students from the class last year are extremely happy to have carried on the work of the class before them in earning the spot as finalists.

“All the stress that the Broadcast went through and Mr. Kuchno going to the Health Clinic because of his blood pressure paid off,” said Mikey Bellinger (OHS graduate of 2013).

The results will be announced in November on who will win the award. For now, Kuchno and the students from Broadcast are crossing their fingers.