GHS-TV Honored with Two Student Emmy Awards

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 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.