Cameron University students win awards at state broadcast competition

Cameron University broadcast students have won nine awards in the 26th annual student competition sponsored by the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association (OBEA). MaKenzie Burk, Tanika Gentry, Todd Spargo, Morgan Thompson and Haley Wilson, all of Lawton; Haley Berry, Cordell; and Alexsis Page, El Paso, Texas, were honored for their entries.  They will receive their awards during the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters’ (OAB) Annual Student Day on March 31.

“Cameron broadcast students continue to create great work,” says Steve Adams, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. “OBEA’s student competition grows increasingly tougher each year. For our students to place so highly is very rewarding.”

Cameron students swept the top three awards in the Radio Newscast category, with Page winning first, Wilson finishing second, and Burk earning the third place berth. Wilson also placed second in Radio Feature News Story for a story on Cameron Army ROTC cadet Robert McCoy, and Burk was third in that category for a story on Madison Burk.

Thompson claimed second place in Television Newscast for her work as producer of the weekly CU News broadcast, and Gentry received the third place award in Television Commercial for a spot she produced for the Red River Chevy Dealers.

Berry and Spargo tied for third place in Television Entertainment Program; Berry for “Film Geek” and Spargo for “SpargoTech.”

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March 11, 2016

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