The following was submitted by Donna Bahrle with the Central Regional School District in Berkeley Township.
BERKELEY – Central Regional TV Productions students won county and state contests and film festival awards for their video productions surrounding the events of Hurricane Sandy.
Senior Austin Steinbrick recently took the award for Best Documentary in the Ocean County Library Film Festival held at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library. Over 140 entries were received from around the world and only 43 were chosen for submission. Austin’s video told the story of Hurricane Sandy using footage recorded by students and staff from the Central Regional High School which included eye witness accounts of the devastating events on the day of the storm.
In addition, Austin received an Honorable Mention along with senior Nicholas Castrovilly for the New Jersey State Attorney General’s PSA Contest Proms and Alcohol Don’t Mix Contest.
High school junior, Marc Wittig, won a Certificate of Excellence at the Ocean County Teen Arts Festival for his Hurricane Sandy video. The Ocean County Teen Arts Festival is a showcase and competition held at Ocean County College. Student works are judged and critiqued where the best in show receive a Certificate of Excellence. The Central Regional High School TV Program has received an Award of Excellence eight times over the last twelve years.
Student works are available for viewing at the school district website at www.centralreg.k12.nj.us by linking to the “video on demand” tab. All of our students’ Hurricane Sandy videos can be watched on Channel 21.