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Fairland wins video awards

Mar. 21, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- Video production students at Fairland High School won more than their fair share of awards at last week's Student EMPixx Awards at Ohio University Southern.

The electronic media department at the Ironton campus has hosted the awards ceremony for 14 years to showcase the video productions from Tri-State Area high school students, said Don Moore, electronic media director.

"We usually win something every year," said Amy Lewis, video production and newscast teacher at Fairland. "This year we won 10 of the 26. It was amazing. We were pretty happy about that."

Lewis took 28 Fairland High School students to the awards ceremony Friday. The students produced the videos in January, she said. "Some of them were from individual students and some they did as a group."

Kyle Raines, a Fairland senior, won two of the individual awards and participated in another.

"He wrote them himself," Lewis said of Raines' winning newscasts.

Raines did one of his newscasts on the high school's girls basketball team. It won the best sports feature. He also won best feature for a piece he did on hunter safety.

Armstrong cable airs the high school newscasts every other week on Channel 39, Lewis said.

Raines has taken a video production class for three years now. At this point, he doesn't envision a career in broadcasting. He plans to attend Marshall University and major in business management.