Germantown High School’s nationally recognized television studio has done it again!
GHS-TV students brought home two more awards from this year’s 15th Annual National
Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Mid-South Regional Student Television
Production Awards. Seniors Deborah Noel, Andreas Williams, and junior Wolfgang Stoltz were
awarded Best News Story for their report on the 50th anniversary of desegregation at GHS. “I
am truly honored to receive such a prestigious award,” says Deborah Noel, humbled by winning
the award. GHS-TV’s sports show “Red Devil Post Game” was honored in the sports category.
Kennedy Harris, Maggie Lathem, Deborah Noel, and Naya Foster host the show. The show is
produced by Ryan Coleman, Tate Jakobi, Adam Sapp, and Kennedy Harris. Andreas Williams
directs the show and Wolfgang Stoltz is the technical director. “Winning with close friends was
the best part about it because we worked so hard together. This is an example of teamwork
making the dream work,” says host and producer Kennedy Harris.
GHS-TV was nominated 12 times in 8 categories for this year’s NATAS Mid-South
Regional Student Television Awards - Newscast; News Story; Arts, & Entertainment, Cultural
Affairs; Music Video; Sports; Public Affairs/ Community Service; Editor; and Talent. “This year
has been a big achievement for the students. They have worked so hard and we are so excited
to have been nominated 12 times. All of this year’s News Story nominations were from our
studio and I believe that really shows the competence and dedication of our students,” says
studio supervisor Leonid Mazor.
The studio at Germantown High School has been in operation since 1982 and now
provides quality broadcasting to not only Germantown but also the surrounding area on C19 in
Memphis and on GHSTV.org 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The television studio, located at
the school, not only serves to share information with the community, but also aims to educate
students in all areas of television broadcasting. The students leave the studio after graduation
with a broad skillset. From technical work to being on camera, the possibilities are nearly
While the studio is mainly run and led by students - this year’s general manager is
Maggie Lathem - all the work in the studio cannot be done without the help and supervision of
the educators themselves. Allison Long serves as GHS-TV’s Executive Producer, Leonid Mazor
as the Studio Supervisor, Mallory Kenney as the Senior Producer, Mark Deal as the Multimedia
Producer, and Bobby Ramsay is the Broadcast Engineer.