WMHS TV 13 Holiday Fundraiser

for 2018 STN Convention

by S. Purdom

10/16/2017 3:56:50 PM

News Image Murray, Ky., Oct. 16-----Members of the WMHS TV 13 broadcast journalism class at Murray High School are making plans to attend the 2018 FEEL THE RHYTHM Student Television Network (STN) Conference in Nashville March 15-18 at Gaylord Opryland Hotel. To assist with the student’s expenses, students are conducting an on-line fund-raiser through Dec. 15 with Lynch Creek Farms. Students will receive 20 percent of all online sales selling fresh wreaths, centerpieces, tabletop trees, and garland living and breathing decorations for the holiday season. All Lynch Creek Farm products contain real evergreens, freshly plucked from the mighty trees of the Great Northwest. Products fill homes with that nostalgia-inducing scent including: Noble and Douglas Fir, Incense Cedar Red, Western Cedar, Port Orford, Cedar White Pine, Juniper Salal and Bay leaves, Christmas Holly, Magnolia leaves, and Ponderosa Pine cones. Orders will be shipped directly to homes of participants. Student Television Network is a non-profit international association of high school and middle school broadcast journalism, film and media programs. The four-day convention brings together students and teachers for four days of education, interaction and competition. This will be STN’s 15th Annual Convention and the expected attendance will be more than 3,000. The goal of the convention is to network students and teachers with professionals who can share real life experience and advice. Over the course of the convention, students will also have the opportunity to participate in more than 50 sessions, where they learn industry knowledge from current professionals. Students are also encouraged to enter one of the 30 individualized contests for small teams that cover reporting, creative and technical skills. Every entry receives professional feedback, critique, and scoring. Sherry Purdom, WMHS TV 13 instructor, “We are so excited to have the opportunity to attend this nationwide conference close to home, she said. “ Students from the U.S. and abroad will have to chance to attend an intensive multi-media convention where future broadcasting and film professionals will provide expertise and guidance.” Purdom said normally the convention alternates between Carlsbad, Calif., and Orlando, Fla. “It is a golden opportunity for this to move our direction this year. This may never occur again, and with that being a consideration, our students will benefit immensely from attending and cost will be considerably different than traveling to California or Florida.” A community-oriented, family-owned institution of the tiny town of Shelton in western Washington, Lynch Creek Farm has contributed to the growth of the local economy for over three decades. A little organic vegetable farm was first established to “keep the kids out of trouble,” but rapidly blossomed due to an extraordinary focus on expert craftsmanship. Everything from customer service to wreath design and production is still all done on one plot of land in the tiny town of Shelton, surrounded by the pristine forests of the Great Northwest. To order visit Lynch Creek Fundraising at: https://www.lcffundraising.com/c/106641, or lcffundraising.com. Any other questions can be directed to sherry.purdom@murray.kyschools.us.