Texas Border Business
McAllen ISD’s KMAC, the video production students at McAllen ISD, brought home three awards from a national competition.
KMAC sent 19 students to compete with about 3,500 other students from across the country in the annual Student Television Network National Contest held March 27-31 in Seattle, Washington. They competed in a multiple film and journalism categories. Each category had 60 or more teams competing.
Here are the awards earned by McAllen ISD:
- 1st Place Team Short Film (
shortfilm about immigration)
- 1st Place Silent Film (
shortfilm about honesty and civic duty)
- 4th Place Promo Video (short promotional video about the convention)
This is KMAC’s ninth year to earn first place in a category. It is just the second time KMAC has placed first in two categories. A KMAC team also earned the Team Short Film category for the third consecutive year.
The students who competed include Nico Hinojosa, McAllen High; Ezra Landeros, McAllen High; Hermino Mendez, McAllen High; May Ramirez, McAllen High; Andrew Rios, McAllen High; Chrislyn Rocha, McAllen High; Annalee Rodriguez, McAllen High; Samantha Saenz, McAllen High; Carolina Suarez, McAllen High; Damian Uribe, McAllen High; Karla Villegas, McAllen High; Aliezen Cavazos, Memorial High; America Hernandez, Memorial High; Keven Hernandez, Memorial High; Michael Pequeno, Memorial High; John Rodriguez, Memorial High; Alejandro Vargas, Memorial High; Acril Acosta, Rowe High; and Tabitha Rowland, Rowe High.