Fairhaven High School Students Win Video Awards
On Friday night, four students won New England Emmy's for their video's produced last year.
According to Southcoast Today, students had submitted their pieces during the previous school year, and received the awards in June, but could not go to the ceremony at Emerson College because it took place during the week of final exams.
One of the students, 17 year old Keegen Fike, worked along with classmates Amelia Ostiguy and Kaylie Owen. Their teacher, Drew Furtado awarded them with a New England Emmy award for Public Service and Community Affairs. In their video, all three students spoke for 30 seconds about their heroes, different people in their families who had served in the armed forces. Keegan did a short segment about his father.
Keegan's father, Brent Fike does not often get to go to events with his son because he is often deployed due to being in the Coast Guard. But on Friday Mr. Fike sat in the Fairhaven award ceremony. Brent Keegan said “I was surprised but at the same time really happy that he [Keegan] did a piece about me.”.
Another Student, Ross Perry won two New England Emmy awards.He made a two minute video where he followed an exchange student who came to the school from Thailand through her daily activities. The awards were in the category of photography, and arts and entertainment / cultural affairs.
Congratulations to all of the students who won New England Emmy's at Fairhaven High School!
Additional Reporting by Kiah Heron