Thanks to everyone who attended RCTV’s December 9 Annual Meeting! We congratulate the following individuals and groups on winning RCTV Awards for their work:
- Madison Ross (student) – Madison won an award for her work with the RCTV/Writers & Books Camp and for putting together a short documentary about the camp.
- Anthony Williams (student) – Anthony works with the media group In-Control, acting in and helping to write the scripts for the TV shows and the PSAs about issues of youth health.
- Dasia Whitfield, Nadijah Pearson Bovell and Diana Brown (Students) – These young women form the group DNN, and they were given an award for their outstanding leadership in promoting high youth ideals through music and media.
- Rochester Institute of Technology and Charlotte High School – These two organizations partnered with RCTV to develop a peer mentoring program where college students from RIT worked with High School students from Charlotte to create music videos with positive youth messaging.
- Fred, Gabriele and Iyanna Tanksley – This father, son and daughter team can be found at RCTV most Saturdays, supporting fellow producers in the creation of their TV programs that are broadcast on RCTV.
- Pastor Arthur Kerr – Pastor Arthur Kerr of Christ Divine Assembly won an award, not only for his faith-based program, but also because he exemplifies the standard of “Live What You Preach.”
- Jim Strauss – Jim is another stalwart producer at RCTV who generously contributes his time to help fellow producers create their TV Programs. Jim is also a member of the Rochester Producers Co-op and produces a program called Spotlight on Schools.
- John Ornelas – John won his award for the show he produces called TALKBACK4Teens, in which he provides a forum for students from local schools to discuss the many issues challenging teens today.
- Tina Chapman DaCosta and Jose DaCosta – Tina and Jose won an award for their exceptional work hosting and helping to produce the new entertainment show Pythodd Remix, that will begin airing on RCTV in January. Tina’s documentary “Remembering the Pythodd,” that was shown at RCTV’s Black Music Month Celebration, inspired the idea for the show.